April 14, 2011 |
Paging Stacy London and Clinton Kelly: Apparently dermatologists need some help in deciding what to wear when they see patients. The biggest controversy appears to involve whether skin specialists should wear their iconic white coats into the exam room or leave them in their offices. A survey reported this week in Archives of Dermatology found that 54% of adult patients want their dermatologist to wear the coats; however, only 26% of parents who brought their children to a pediatric dermatologist think the white coat is helpful in that setting.
January 31, 2011 |
Humans can out-smile, out-smirk and out-glower every other animal on the planet, all thanks to an array of facial muscles lying just below the skin. The muscles flex and twitch throughout out the day whether we think about them or not. Lately, facial muscles have been getting a lot of attention. Many books, DVDs and websites claim that it's possible to lift sags, smooth out wrinkles and generally turn back the clock simply by giving the face a regular, vigorous workout. Carolyn's Facial Fitness, an exercise kit sold online for about $40, includes a DVD demonstrating 28 exercises that contort the face in ways you probably didn't know were possible, a CD to help pace the exercises and an instruction booklet.
July 20, 2010 |
Time for a pop quiz: What American city has the most dermatologists per capita? If you guessed Los Angeles, you'd be … wrong. Ditto if you guessed Beverly Hills. Santa Monica? You're getting closer — it's No. 4, with 26.2 dermatologists for every 100,000 residents. But, in fact, the most dermatologically dense city in America is Boston. According to an analysis published in Tuesday's edition of Archives of Dermatology, Beantown has 46.9 skin specialists per 100,000 residents.
June 15, 2009 |
It was early on a Monday morning, and I had been drawn to this particular patient room on the 10th floor. It had belonged to Mrs. Whittier, whom I had examined three days ago, on Friday. The sun, just up over the mountains to the east, brightened the drab yellow-green walls of the room. I pushed the heavy door closed, and the room became quiet except for a muffled, far-away siren and the occasional voice that drifted in from the corridor.
August 24, 2008 |
A small plane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Friday evening, killing all aboard -- the pilot and nine people who had spent the day working at a skin cancer clinic in a remote community. The twin-engine Beech King Air A-100 crashed just after takeoff Friday evening from Canyonlands Field airport, 18 miles northwest of Moab. It hit the ground in nearby hills, flattened and exploded on impact, authorities said. Emergency responders rushed to the site to search for possible survivors and fight a brush fire apparently sparked by the crash.
July 6, 2008 |
You MULTI-TASK all day -- text and drive, talk and type, drink water infused with vitamins. So why shouldn't your makeup do double-duty too? A new generation of foundations aims to do just that, promising more than an even skin tone and a dewy finish. Fortified with ingredients usually reserved for skin care products, these foundations say they can diminish fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne, firm the skin -- even help reverse aging.