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10/Jul/2014

    MGH Dermatology Faculty

Read the latest news about Mass General Hospital Dermatology discoveries,
prevention tips, and innovative breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology.

7/9/2014: MGH Researchers Discover UV Radiation May Be Addictive
WBZ Boston: Watch a video as Dr. Mallika Marshall interviews David Fisher, MD, PhD regarding new MGH research that indicates that ultraviolet radiation (UV) may be addictive.
 
6/20/2014: Why is sunning like addiction? Study could explain

NBC Today:  Watch a video that features David Fisher, MD, PhD, Chief of Dermatology at Mass General explain a new study that finds that UV light may be addicting. This study and its implications have been highlighted both nationally and globally.  Here are a few links to related stories:

CBS News: Addicted to Tanning? Sunshine can really act like a drug, study finds
Fox News:  UV exposure may cause drug-like addiction
BBC News: Sunbathing 'may be addictive' warning
ABC News Australia: New study finds UV light may be physically addictive 
  

 
6/12/2014  Alice Hatch is one in 100 Honorees
Concord Journal:  Hensin Tsao, MD, Director of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center honors Alice Hatch for understanding  the devastation of disease, the importance of research, the challenges of funding and the benefits of knowledge.
 

6/8/2014  The Health-Care Industry is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves

Wall Street Journal:  Dermatologist and Director of Partner's Center for  Connected Health discusses technology and personalized approaches that helps to engage patients.
 
6/1/2014 4 Sunscreen Mistakes You are Probably Making
Boston.com: HensinTsao, MD Mass General Dermatologist discusses the 4 sunscreen mistakes that people make.
 
6/1/2014 No Pain, No Gain, as Tattoo Regret Fuels Laser Removal
Bloomberg:  Mathew Avram, MD comments on the growing trends in tattoo removal and the newest, pico-second equipment and how it is better tolerated.
 
5/31/2014  The Enduring Promise of a Thinner You
New York Times: Read about the non-invasive body contouring treatment that melts fat that was developed at Mass General Dermatology.  Mathew Avram, MD explains how this works and that it's not for weight loss, but for body contouring of stubborn areas of fat.
 
2/28/2014 Thermo-laser treatment creates buzz...but not for reason you may think

NECN: Watch a video about a new laser treatment for under arm sweat.  Mathew Avram, MD, Director of the Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center discusses other alternatives for reducing under arm sweat.

 
2/1/2014 Indoor Tanning: The Link to Melanoma is No Longer Deniable
Skin Cancer Foundation: Dr. David Fisher along with Drs. Elena Hawryluk and Alan Geller summarize research published over two decades that provides compelling evidence of the tanning's link to melanoma and other skin cancers.
 
1/14/2014 Study: Baby wipes may cause skin problems
NECN News: Watch a video featuring MGH Dermatologist, Maryanne M. Senna, MD discussing why some baby wipes may be causing skin problems and what ingredients in the wipes may be problematic.
 
1/6/2014 Laser Hair Removal's Risks
New York Times Online:  Mathew Avram MD, Director of the MGH Laser and Cosmetic Center discusses the risks of laser hair removal when performed by non-physicians with minimal training.  The article provides factors you should consider.
 
8/15/2013  Are You Getting A Good Skin Cancer Check?
Health.com: Hensin Tsao, MD, Director of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center at Massachusetts General Hospital talks about the importance of getting a good skin cancer check.
 
7/28/2013 The Link Between Food Allergies and Eczema
Everydayhealth.com:  Pediatric Dermatology, Daniela Kroshinsky, MD  discusses the link between food allergies and eczema.
 
7/20/2013 Dissent Over a Device to Help Find Melanoma
 New York Times:  Dr. Hensin Tsao, Director  of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital comments on a new device that aids dermatologists in capturing images and analyzing the likelihood of melanoma.
 
6/26/2013 Melanoma Deaths More Likely in Young Men than Women

LiveScience.com: David Fisher, MD, PhD, comments on a new skin cancer study that reveals striking disparities between men and women in terms of survival.

 
6/12/2013  Sun Protection and New Treatments in Anti-Aging
Chicago Tribune:   The best way to lessen the appearance of skin aging is to protect it from the sun, says Dr. Rebecca Campen, a dermatologist at Mass General. In this article, Dr. Campen offers other tips to prevent sun damage and discusses new treatments to help aging skin, including home-based remedies and cosmetic procedures.
 
6/11/2013  New Treatment for Varicose Veins
WebMD:  Cosmetic Dermatologist, Sandy Tsao, MD discusses new treatment options for varicose veins.
 
5/23/2013  Why You Have to Scratch That Itch
NPR.org Health News: Read and listen to an interview with Ethan Lerner, MD Dermatolgist and Harvard Researcher on the causes of itch.
 
3/09/2013 More than a Quarter of Melanoma Survivors Skip Sunscreen, Study Finds
Health News: Health Day: Dr. Hensin Tsao, Director of the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Program at
Mass General Dermatology comments on the study's findings.
 
3/09/2013 1 in 4 Skin Cancer Survivors Skip Sunscreen
NBC News Story quotes, David Fisher, MD, PhD, Chair of MGH Department of Dermatology about
the surprising new data regarding sunscreen use by skin cancer survivors.
 
03/13/2013 Can't Touch This.."Latex-Free" Labels Misleading 
Harvard Health Publications quotes Dr. Peter Schalock, Dermatologist explains what to expect if you develop an allergic reaction to latex.
 
2/26/2013 New Studies on Aesthetic Laser Procedures
Boston Fox Channel 25: What should you ask before having a cosmetic laser procedure? Watch an interview with Mathew Avram, MD.
 
 11/1/2012 Redheads Increased Melanoma Risk May Be in Their Genes, Not Sun
Daily Dose: Boston.com: Coverage of a study led by David Fisher, MD, PhD, Chief of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of The Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC).
 
11/1/2012 Redheads May Be at Higher Risk of Melanoma Even Without the Sun

LA Times:  A study led by David Fisher, MD, PhD, suggests that the pigment that causes hair to be red may be a trigger for increased risk of melanoma.

 
11/1/2012 It's Not Just Their Fair Complexions
Glamour Magazine: It's not just their fair complexions- new research sheds light on why redheads are more prone to skin cancer. Coverage of a study published in "Journal of Nature" that was led by David Fisher, MD, PhD, Chief of the Department of Dermatology at Mass General Hospital.
 
10/11/2012 Start Psoriasis Treatment at Younger Age
Global Medical News Network: Watch a video as Alexa Kimball, MD, Vice Chair of Department of Dermatology at Mass General discusses why it is beneficial to some patients to start psoriasis treatments at a younger age.
 
8/30/2012 That Rose Color in Your Cheeks Could Be Bacteria

ABC News Radio: What is that rose color in your cheeks?  Mathew Avram, MD comments on new research findings for rosacea and the potential for new treatments.

 
8/6/2012 Parasols Become Trendy
Boston Globe: David Fisher, MD PhD and Chief of Dermatology at Mass General discusses sun protection.
 
7/3/2012 New Laser Aims to Zap Cellulite at the Source
The Wall Street Journal: Mathew Avram, MD, Director of Mass General Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center discusses a new laser designed to zap cellulite.
 
5/31/2012 5 Sun Safety Mistakes to Avoid this Summer
Boston.Com/Daily Dose: Article quotes Mass General physician, Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Clinical Director, Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center.
 
5/17/2012 When Younger Skin is Not a Blessing
New York Times: Coverage of study led by Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH, Mass General's Vice Chair of the  Department of Dermatology and Director of Clinical Unit of Research Trials in Skin.
 
5/8/2012 LED Light Promises DIY Liposuction
Boston Channel 5 Video Report:  Mathew Avram, MD, Director of Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center provides insight regarding this new therapy.
 
5/4/2012 Zeroing in on Cellulite
The New York Times: Molly Wanner, MD physician at Mass General's Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center provides quotes regarding a new laser technology for treating cellulite.
 
5/3/2012 Is Tanning Addictive?
NECN News and Video: The Tedaldi Treatment: Is Tanning Addictive?  David Fisher, MD, PhD, Chief of Mass General's Department of Dermatology and The Cancer Center's Melanoma Program discusses research on why we can become addicted to tanning and the increased rise in Melanoma.
 
3/21/2012 Dealing with Excess Body Hair
WebMD Expert Opinion from Mass General's Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgeon, Sandy Taso, MD answering questions about dealing with unwanted body hair, and when it can be unhealthy.
 
1/30/2012 Medical Spas Are Booming
Boston Globe article quotes Mathew Avram, MD, Director of Mass General's Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center regarding checking the credentials of the provider of laser cosmetic procedures.
 
1/25/2012 The Medicine Cabinet : Ask the Harvard Experts- Even with treatment, skin fungus may return
Rebecca Campen, MD, Mass General dermatologist answers questions about white patches on your skin- a type of fungus that destroys the melanin in your skin.
 
1/18/2012 More Men Turning to Cosmetic Procedures
Boston Chanel 5 WCVB-TV: According to Mathew Avram, MD, Director of Mass General's Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center, more men are seeking non-invasive laser procedures to help them get an edge. Watch Channel 5 Video of procedure that aired on 2/25/2012
 
9/26/2011 Photorejuvenation requires personal touch from physicians

Mass General Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon, Sandy Tsao, MD discusses why it is important for
patients seeking cosmetic dermatology to have individualized treatment plans.

 
9/2/2011 Getting a tattoo is easy. Undoing it is no pretty picture

The Boston Globe quotes Mass General physician Mathew Avram regarding tattoo removal.

 
8/10/2011  Cosmetic Concerns: Mineral Make-up
Boston WHDH, Channel 7 Healthcast: Mathew Avram, MD, Director of the Mass General Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center explains what is in  mineral makeup.
 
7/28/2011  Summer Skin Tips
Q & A with Mathew Avram, MD, Watch a video news story from Boston's Fox 25
 

7/6/2011 Incorrect Sunscreen Use May Increase Cancer Risk:
WCVB-TV Boston, Channel 5: Watch a video news story with tips for the proper use of sunscreens from Mathew Avram, MD

Child with sunscreen 

 

5/24/2011 Chronicle HD,Melanoma 
Chronicle/WCVB-TV, Ch. 5 video links to program featuring MGH Cancer Center physicians Don Lawrence, David Fisher and Jennifer Wargo, MD

 

5/10/2011 Hidden Melanoma Increasing
WCVB TV Channel 5 Boston: Watch this video report with comments by Mass General's Chief of Dermatology, David Fisher, MD, PhD. on the importance of early detection of melanomas.

 

3/02/2011 Laser Reverses Sun Damage, Reduces Pre-skin Cancers 
WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston:Coverage of MGH developed technology. Dr. Matthew Avram, director of Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Center discusses the new Solta Dual Laser that is FDA-approved to reverse sun damage and it also can get rid of some marks that may become skin cancer.

2/28/2011 CNN Health: Teens Should be Banned from Tanning Booths
CNN Health, quotes Dr. David Fisher, Chief of Dermatology at Mass General Hospital, regarding the risks for teens using tanning booths.

 
2/10/2011 Deep Freeze Fat
Watch a video from ABC's Nightline featuring Mass General Physician R. Rox Anderson, MD his radical
new technology that kills fat cells by freezing them.
 

2/09/2011 Fat: If You Can't Burn It, Freeze It
Good Morning America, ABC News: Watch a Video regarding the New Fat-Freezing Treatment, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq, that is the brainchild of MGH's Rox Anderson, MD

 

2/09/2011 New Tanning Treatment Promises Younger Skin
WCVB-TV, Ch. 5, The Boston Channel. Mass General's Mathew Avram, MD comments on the the effects of LED lighting.

 

2/09/2011 Fraxel Dual Treats Cosmetic Sun Damage
American Health and Beauty: Dr. Mathew Avram, Director of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital tells Dr. Oz that he chose this laser out of dozens to treat a patient because it's able to treat both the cosmetic sun damage and pre-cancerous cells known as actinic keratoses.

 

2/07/2011 Medscape Today: Safe and Effective Treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Medscape Today: Read new research findings presented by Dr. Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH at the 69th Annual Meeting for the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) for a safe and effective treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

 

2/03/2011 Acne: What Causes It and How Can it Be Treated 
My Health News Daily quotes Dr. Mathew Avram regarding available options for the treatment of acne.

 

01/06/2011 Expert: Cellulite Treatment Effectiveness Unproven, Studies Flawed
Skin and Allergy News; Mass General's Dr. Mathew Avram provides his expert opinion on the effectiveness of cellulite treatments.

 

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