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Derm In The News: July 30-August 5


Keep up with the latest headlines in dermatology from the past week, including cercarial dermatitis cases popping up across beaches in Connecticut, reports of Florida dermatologists encountering patients with leprosy, and more.

The Washington Post: For better skin, try lifting weights

A new study published in Scientific Reports found that exercise routines such as weightlifting and aerobics improved the health of facial skin and tissue, making people's skin appear more youthful "at a cellular level."

US News and World Report: Golfers, Don't Forget Sunscreen: Your Skin Cancer Risk Is Higher

In Australia, researchers say that more than 25% of golfers develop skin cancer at some point during their lifetime due to the country's frequency and intensity of sun exposure. With this in mind, golfers from Australia are more than 2.4 times more likely to get skin cancer than non-golfers.

Forbes: Mandy Moore’s Son Has Gianotti Crosti Syndrome. Here’s What This Rare Skin Condition Is

Actress Mandy Moore has shared that her young son has been diagnosed with Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, a rare, spontaneous, and viral childhood rash. The news has brought the condition into the spotlight. Read more about the condition here.

News12 Connecticut: Greenwich Department of Health warns of ‘swimmers itch’ skin rash at several beaches

In Greenwich, Connecticut, officials are warning of the rise of cercarial dermatitis, or "swimmers itch," that have been traced back to several of the state's beaches. Howard Selinger, MD, discussed treatment and prevention options for the condition that commonly arises during summer months.

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Skin in the game: How Chattanooga-based Cortina Health is helping teledermatology thrive in Tennessee

Cortina Health, a Tennessee-based startup, seeks to "democratize dermatology" by improving teledermatology access on a nationwide scale. Through Cortina, patients have virtual access to board-certified dermatologists in all 50 US states.

Orlando Sentinel: Yes, you can catch leprosy in Florida. No, you shouldn’t panic

Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is spreading in Central Florida. Two dermatologists practicing in Central Florida recently published a letter in the Centers for Disease Control's journal. They say they have encountered a patient with the condition who has not recently left the state.

Technavio: The Dermatology Market to grow by USD 12,761.97 million from 2022 to 2027 | Increasing prevalence of tele dermatology is a major trend

According to Technavio, the dermatology market is projected to grow by more than 12 million US dollars in the next 5 years. North America alone is projected to contribute to 39% of this growth.

Korea Biomedical Review: Why did Asian dermatologists emphasize ‘patient language’ at the HELF workshop?

At the Hugel Expert Leader's Forum (HELF) last week in Seoul, South Korea, experts discussed the importance of patient language, education, and bridging the gap between providers and their patients when it comes to aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology.

Fox59 Indianapolis: MK Dermatology

MK Dermatology is now the first direct care dermatology practice in the state of Indiana.

Have you seen any dermatology headlines this week that we may have missed? Share with us by emailing our team at DTEditors@mmhgroup.com.
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