Sarah Thuerk
Sarah Thuerk is associate editor of Healthcare Traveler magazine.
Tick bite that causes red meat allergy spreading across U.S.
The lone star tick, whose bite causes allergies to red meat, is spreading across more states, according to news reports.
Shingles associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack
Patients who have a history of herpes zoster may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to findings published in a research letter.
LEO Pharma invests in biotech firm developing aerosol alopecia treatment device
LEO Pharma is investing in biotechnology company Novpyxis, as it develops an aerosol-based drug delivery device used for topical skin treatments, according to a news release.
Study associates adolescent acne with higher grades, possible future earnings
Adolescents who have acne may have higher grade point averages and higher earning potential in the job market, according to findings from a recent study.
Acne, rosacea meds more expensive for Medicare patients seeing specialists
Acne, rosacea meds more expensive for Medicare patients seeing specialists
Patients on Medicare who receive prescriptions for acne and rosacea from specialists pay more for those medications than they would from a primary care physician, according to results of a new study.
Eric Schweiger, M.D., named award semifinalist
Eric Schweiger, M.D., named award semifinalist
Eric Schweiger, M.D., C.E.O., and founder of the Schweiger Dermatolo- gy Group, has been named a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award for the New York region, according to a news release.
Infection-causing bacteria found in hidradenitis suppurativa lesions
Bacteria responsible for causing skin and soft tissue infections has been found in hidradenitis suppurativa lesions, results of a recent study indicate.
FDA approves Lymphoseek for all solid tumors
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application for the expanded use of Lymphoseek for lymphatic mapping in all solid tumors. The approval also adds sentinel lymph node detection for melanoma and breast cancer.
FDA clears PicoSure for wrinkle treatment
The Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance to Cynosure, allowing it to market its PicoSure laser workstation for the treatment of wrinkles.
Melanoma survival improves with targeted combo therapies
Recent studies appear to confirm greater efficacy of combination treatments over vemurafenib monotherapy in improving progression-free survival for patients with melanoma.

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