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AAD, state societies instrumental in defending dermatology’s scope of practice

January 17, 2014

Imagine a world in which electrologists, dentists, and naturopaths are allowed to perform dermatologic procedures without proper training or oversight. Bruce Brod, MD, examines why scope of practice in dermatology is such an important issue.

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Accountable care organizations

 

Merkel cell carcinoma

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Weighing the pros and cons of joining an ACO
By Ali Hendi, MD

To many health care professionals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) represent the next logical step for medicine, but recent surveys suggest that dermatologists have been reluctant to join ACOs. Maryland skin cancer specialist Ali Hendi, MD, weighs the pros and cons of ACO membership.

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CK 20 marker is key to early diagnosis of Merkel cell carcinoma
By Ling Gao, MD, PhD

Merkel cell carcinoma is one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer because it grows and spreads very quickly, it behaves differently from other types of cancer, and it lacks well-defined treatment guidelines. Dr. Gao examines what dermatologists can do to prevent misdiagnosis.

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Rosacea research grants

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Apply now for rosacea research grants
By Mark Dahl, MD

Dr. Dahl takes a look at grants that the National Rosacea Society (NRS) awards to fund new research studies and why the results of these studies are so important for rosacea patients’ quality of life.

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How can I get involved with community outreach?

The Academy offers a number of resources that can help you raise awareness in your community about dermatology and dermatologic conditions.

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Photo of the week: The itch-scratch cycle

 

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Mark Bernhardt, MD, created this piece of art, the “Itch-Scratch Cycle,” which is constructed of the things that can make you itch, as well as the things that you can do to scratch — or stop scratching. For more information about this art, email Dr. Bernhardt.



 

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