January 2015 Newsletter for Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte
If you have a child in diapers, you’ll want to watch this month’s video. Diaper rash is so common that most parents treat it at least once. In this video, you’ll find dermatologists’ tips that can help you treat diaper rash like a pro. You’ll also learn a few simple tips that can help you prevent diaper rash.
Diaper rash: How to treat (1:53)
What Dermatologists Tell their Patients
If your child gets diaper rash frequently, the cause is likely persistent wet, soiled diapers.
Other Common Baby Rashes
Your Holiday Cards Can Help Send a Kid to Camp
Your holiday greeting cards can make a difference in a child’s life. When you buy your cards from the Academy, you help fund Camp Discovery. By offering onsite medical care, kids who have a chronic skin condition can experience summer camp. They can participate in camp activities like learning how to horseback ride, paddling a canoe, and performing in a talent show.
You can view the cards and place your order at Greeting cards spread cheer, help support Camp Discovery
Our New Physician Assistant
Dermatology in the News
Can sunscreen cause fertility problems in men?
Why do kids with eczema develop a peanut allergy?
Dermatologists winterize their own skin care routines
Study: Tanning beds send 3,200 Americans to emergency departments each year
Study: Airplane Windshields Do Not Completely Block UV-A Rays
Study: Physician TV Personality Delivering Medical Advice Lacking Scientific Basis
The Hill (12/19, Ferris) reported that Mehmet Oz, MD, the television “personality who describes himself as ‘America’s doctor’ has been widely delivering medical advice with zero scientific basis.” After investigating 80 claims made on the show in addition to 80 recommendations made on a British medical TV program, researchers found that approximately “half of recommendations from” Dr. Oz “have ‘no evidence’ or are flat-out contradictory to medical research.”
TIME (12/20, Park) reported that the experts who conducted this study “aren’t the first to cast doubt on the quality of advice given on the” show. This past “June, a Senate subcommittee heard testimony from Oz on false advertising of weight loss claims and Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO] queried the doctor about the statements he made on the show.” The Oregonian (12/19, Terry) and the New York Post (12/20, O’Neill) also covered the story.
Skin Cancer Among Patients Of Color Less Frequent, But Often More Damaging
Review Welcomes FDA Tanning Bed Regulations
Many People May Be Unfamiliar With Common Cancer Symptoms
HealthDay (12/3, Preidt) reports that “in many cases, people attributed potential signs of cancer to reasons such as age, infection, arthritis, cysts and hemorrhoids.”
The Guardian (UK) (12/2) reports, “This lack of knowledge among patients could mean they do not go and see a doctor, and thus do not have their cancer diagnosed until later than it might otherwise have been…warned” the researchers.
Yale Scientist Stresses Obesity’s Role In Cancer
Parents Can Take Steps To Prevent Diaper Rash From Worsening