Bob Kronemyer
Parents overestimate benefits of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections
Parents often carry misperceptions about the advantages and disadvantages of antibiotic use for pediatric acute respiratory infections, according to an Australian survey in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Advancements in aesthetic tech
Syneron Candela recently announced the latest updates to their aesthetic technology line of products.
Female lip aesthetic
Researchers are on a quest to determine the ideal female lip aesthetic and its relationship to attractiveness.
PRP for androgenetic alopecia
Is there any real evidence that platelet-rich plasma is effective as an alternative or adjunct to hair transplantation?
New vistas in skin cancer care
Genetic profiling is valuable in both diagnosis and prognosis of skin cancer. Hedgehog inhibitors and (superficial radiation therapy) SRT are strong contenders for treating nonmelanoma skin cancer. Advances in targeted therapies and biologics are part of the new wave of melanoma treatments.
Surgical management of melanoma
All surgical management of melanoma is defined by Breslow thickness. For melanoma less than 1 mm in thickness, typically a SLNB is not required. Future imaging devices may better delineate the extent and depth of the tumor in vivo.
Industry spending reaches $15 billion
For the first time ever, Americans spent more than $15 billion on combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures.
Hormonal therapies effective for acne
Hormonal therapies are an effective strategy to improve acne in women but some of these treatments, including birth control pills, are not commonly prescribed.
Are you stressed?
It’s national Stress Awareness month and Dr. Deborah Sandella has 5 tips for how cosmetic surgeons can reduce stress in their life.
Isotretinoin still the best drug for acne
As part of its updated guidelines for the treatment of acne published early last year, the American Academy of Dermatology included new recommendations for the use of oral isotretinoin.

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