Derm Pulse

Derm Pulse

Help for patients with life-altering scars
Help for patients with life-altering scarsNew technology aims to create a new paradigm in the medical care for survivors of burns and traumatic scars. Jill Waibel shares her experience using lasers for trauma rehabilitation. New non-profit hopes to help injured military heroes and first responders.
Derm describes transformative experience
Derm describes transformative experienceIt’s quite a sacrifice to close your practice for a mission trip. One doctor describes her experience and offers resources for other dermatologists interested in volunteering.
Can you benefit from mindfulness?
Can you benefit from mindfulness?Mindfulness can be integrated in dermatology management and has been demonstrated in research to improve clearance of conditions for patients and to improve anxiety and depression that patients experience associated with their skin conditions.
Cosmetic surgery insights: What consumers want
Cosmetic surgery insights: What consumers wantWhen it comes to cosmetic surgery, a recent survey ranks it all — from what bothers consumers the most to what treatments make them happiest.
Lessons from the past
Lessons from the pastScientists are digging into the past in search of genetic insight into modern skin diseases. Here are some of the hottest topics in the study of human history and skin disease.
American alopecia ninja attacks awareness
American alopecia ninja attacks awarenessAmerican Ninja Warrior competitor Kevin Bull is helping to boost awareness about alopecia areata, while researchers are beginning to tap the potential of JAK inhibitors for this indication.
Top 3 challenges facing dermatologists
Top 3 challenges facing dermatologistsWe asked you what your key challenges have been this year. These are your top-of-mind concerns.
Dermatologists view MIPS with trepidation
Dermatologists view MIPS with trepidationMIPS will replace the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and CMS will adjust Medicare payments to most physicians either up or down by as much as 9% depending on how well they score in four performance categories. One expert shares insight based on a recent article published in JAMA Forum.
Smart use of smartphones
Smart use of smartphonesSecurity and encryption are key elements of a protocol for using a smart phone to take clinical pictures. Without those, dermatologists risk heavy fines and more.
One example of a HIPAA-secure platform
One example of a HIPAA-secure platformAmong the HIPAA secured platforms that can be used for photo sharing via secure messages is Doximity. The platform’s messaging is HIPAA-secure, and this is how.