Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness for 25 years. Visit www.WordsComeAlive.com.
If disaster strikes, is your practice prepared?
A month after Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Houston-based urologist Steven Canfield, MD, says his practice is still having to reschedule operating room times to help out with the hurricane-induced OR shortage.
Shock waves may change future of ED therapy
It’s hard to argue against an erectile dysfunction treatment that is potentially disease modifying, is noninvasive, and seems to do no harm. The treatment, low-intensity shock wave therapy, has yet to earn the FDA’s approval but is widely used in other countries. Early results from ongoing U.S. trials are promising.
Promising new treatments for plaque psoriasis
The American College of Rheumatology annual meeting wrapped this month in San Diego. Results from long-awaited safety trials show promising new treatments.
Cisplatin nanoparticles appear efficacious for treating NMIBC
The use of intravesical cisplatin nanoparticles reduces cancer cell proliferation while limiting drug absorption beyond the bladder barrier, according to early findings.
The ethics of social media
Experts offer advice for how to increase visibility on social media while protecting patients and maintaining professionalism and integrity.
Understanding, diagnosing pediatric psoriasis phenotypes
A pediatric dermatologist addresses important differences in children with psoriasis, versus adults.
Balancing ethics, finances, morals and patient preference in actinic keratosis follow-up
Dermatologists who suggest low-risk actinic keratosis patients come back annually for disease management might experience kickback from patients, who fear they need more frequent care for their precancerous skin condition.
Combination topical appears effective for subclinical actinic keratosis treatment
Combination of fluorouracil and salicylic acid may be an effective field treatment for subclinical actinic keratoses lesions.
Why you need to better counsel PCa patients on sexual function
There’s a troubling disconnect between low-risk prostate cancer patients’ desire to preserve sexual function and the treatment choices they and their doctors often make.
The latest on filler complications
From antiseptic skin prep to retrobulbar hyaluronidase injections, Dr. Joel Cohen offers an update on what you need to know about filler complications.

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