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Understanding and Changing Patient Behavior and Minimizing Risk of UV Damage – A JDD Dermatology Podcast Recap
UV damage
by James J. Contestable, MD on
We all discuss sun protection with our patients.  At this point, our recommendations are predictable – “avoidance, protective clothing, SPF 30+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant, and reapplication.” But how can we effectively change patient behavior? Important note – this discussion has wide arching correlations to all areas of human behavior, medicine, and dermatology that spans more th …
The Science of Sun Protection: A JDD Dermatology Podcast Recap
sun protection
by James J. Contestable, MD on
A patient in my clinic was recently prescribed 5-fluorouracil for severe photodamage, diffuse actinic keratoses. He is 24 years old and, unfortunately, lacked knowledge about photoprotection.  It was sobering to think about how much longer he has to live and the damage already done. Strides have been made over the years in educating our patients about photoprotection, but recently, patients have …
Controversies in Photoprotection
Controversies in Photoprotection
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference interviewed Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor, Interim Chair of Dermatology, and Residency Program Director at George Washington University, on some of the common misconceptions and controversies surrounding photoprotection. With ample evidence today that shows that sunscreen both reduces the incidence of me …
Cosmeceuticals: 10 Practical Pearls
Cosmeceuticals
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
As someone who was born in that gray area between the sunset of Generation X, and the dawn of Millennials, I can recall a time when the word “influencer” was not part of our every day woke vernacular. But today, influencers are everywhere—on Instagram, YouTube, SnapChat, and elsewhere—sharing personal narratives of their favorite life-changing products, diets, workouts, and hoping that peo …