Dermatology

February 19, 2013

Maple Grove woman warns of melanoma after fiancé’s death

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Wolfe was given the all clear from the doctor who leads the Melanoma Research Team at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Svetomir Markovic. Recently, Dr. Markovic’s team was awarded a Stand Up To Cancer grant which allows them to pioneer gene-directed therapy like the kind seen for breast cancer. “Melanoma comes in many sizes and shapes, […]

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Tags: Dr. Svetomir Markovic, gene-directed therapy, KMSP, melanoma, Melanoma Research Team, Stand Up To Cancer grant


February 15, 2013

Jury awards $63M to Samantha Reckis, girl who lost skin after taking Motrin

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

“It’s like having your skin burned off of you,” Henry told The Boston Globe. “Imagine your worst sunburn times 1,000. It’s an absolutely devastating condition.” TEN is a more severe form of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), according to the National Institutes of Health. Medications including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen), anti-gout drugs, penicillins and anticonvulsants most commonly […]

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Tags: anti-inflammatory medicine, CBS News, ibuprofen, National institutes of Health, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, The Boston Globe


February 11, 2013

Skin-Care Basics for Your New Baby

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Bathing a baby and caring for the newborn’s skin can intimidate new parents, an expert says. Newborns are small, vulnerable and slippery when wet, and finding products marketed for their delicate skin can be a challenge, too, said Dr. Dawn Davis, a pediatric dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minn. Writing in […]

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Tags: delicate skin, Dr. Dawn Davis, HealthDay, International Journal of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, newborn


January 30, 2013

Diet, Exercise Helps Fight Malignancy

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Mike Herch was making breakfast at home one day in 2010 when his wife noticed something odd on the back of his leg… The survival rates for malignant melanoma have improved greatly over the years, said Dr. Jerry Brewer, a surgeon in the department of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn…“It’s significantly improved,” […]

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Tags: American Cancer Society, Dr. Jerry Brewer, malignant melanoma, melanoma, Quad-City Times, survival rate


January 7, 2013

Skin Cancer Kills

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, the incidence of melanoma has increased eightfold among women ages 18 to 39 since 1970. “Melanoma is a new epidemic in young women,” says Jerry Brewer, M.D., a Mayo Clinic dermatologic surgeon and author of the study, who admits even he was shocked by these findings. “Other studies […]

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Tags: Dr. Jerry Brewer, melanoma, skin cancer, Woman's Health


October 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Soaring Melanoma Risks for Some

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – is increasing in this country for a number of reasons, including tanning beds. Some cancer patients are especially at risk and need to be especially vigilant of their skin…Jerry Brewer, MD, a dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic, said, “How you catch melanoma earlier is to be […]

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Tags: 1-800-Oncologist, Dr. Jerry Brewer, melanoma, tanning beds


August 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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August 30, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations NY […]

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Tags: ABC, Alejandro Rabinstein, Bloomberg, CNN, Dr. David Knopman, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Dr. Greg Poland, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Manoj Mittal, Dr. Ray Gibbons, Dr. Richard Winkelmann, Dr. Robert Jenkins


July 13, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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July 13, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations NY […]

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Tags: Affordable care act, Dr. James Levine, Dr. Jerry Brewer, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Michael Joyner, genome sequencing, Huffington Post, KAAL, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, melanoma, MPR, Pennington Biomedical Research Center


July 12, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Steps Can Be Taken to Make Wrinkles Less Noticeable

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m a 42-year-old woman, and lately I’ve noticed more wrinkles starting to show on my face. Ads for “amazing” anti-wrinkle potions are everywhere. Is there anything that will really work to lessen the wrinkles I have and prevent new ones from appearing? ANSWER: Wrinkles are a normal part of aging. Although you […]

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July 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment

App Helps People With Dermatitis

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Skin infection and inflammation are so common that its estimated that 9 million people go to the doctor each year because of dermatitis. But trying to figure out what products are safe can be daunting for patients. Now, a phone app from a doctor at the Mayo Clinic can make it easier…CARD does the thinking […]

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Tags: Dr. James Yiannias, Medical Apps, skin infection


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