Laird Harrison


Infections are getting more serious

January 01, 2004

San Diego - The incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphyloccocus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections rapidly increased in 2003, and the infections appear to be getting more serious, according to Dennis L. Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.

Dogged pursuit

January 01, 2004

Washington, D.C. - The rash was like nothing John Melski, M.D., had ever seen before and he had reason to be alarmed. Bitten by a prairie dog, his 3-year-old patient had been hospitalized with a fever that raged for days despite intravenous antibiotics. Meanwhile, her parents became sick as well. It took Dr. Melski nine days of high-tech sleuthing to find out he was the first dermatologist in the Western Hemisphere to diagnose monkeypox in humans.

Stronger Stratum Corneum

May 01, 2003

San Francisco -A novel night firming product containing niacinamide, dexpanthenol, tocopherol acetate, and hydrolyzed wheat protein strengthens the stratum corneum better than nine other commercial firming and moisturizing products, according to transepidermal water loss studies performed by Procter & Gamble.