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Thursday, August 31, 2017
8/31/2017 An Ouchless Guide to Hair Removal
Wall Street Journal: Mathew Avram, MD, director of the MGH Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center discusses the pros and cons of laser hair removal.
8/22/2017 Thinning Hair, A New Treatment Offers Hope
New York Times: Maryanne M. Senna, MD, dermatologist and hair loss specialist comments on a new treatment that offers hope and says the key to any treatment being effective is compliance and giving the treatment time to work.
7/28/2017 5 Unsettling Facts About Scabies in Light of the Recent Winchester Hospital Alert
MedCityNews: Dermatologist and Vice President of Partners Connective Health, Joseph Kvedar, MD shares some preliminary findings from a study that indicate that social media can provide significant improvement in engagement and in symptom control when patients received reminders and encouragement from clinicians and peers via Facebook.
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 findsFox News: UV exposure may cause drug-like addictionBBC News: Sunbathing 'may be addictive' warning ABC News Australia: New study finds UV light may be physically addictive
6/8/2014 The Health-Care Industry is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves
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.
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.
LA Times: A study led by David Fisher, MD, PhD, suggested that the pigment that causes hair to be red may be a trigger for increased risk of melanoma.
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.
Mass General Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgeon, Sandy Tsao, MD discusses why it is important for patients seeking cosmetic dermatology to have individualized treatment plans.
The Boston Globe quotes Mass General physician Mathew Avram regarding tattoo removal.
7/6/2011 Incorrect Sunscreen Use May Increase Cancer Risk: WCVB-TV Boston, Channel 5: A video news story with tips for the proper use of sunscreens from Mathew Avram, MD
5/24/2011 Chronicle HD, Melanoma Chronicle/WCVB-TV, Ch. 5 A previous video report featured MGH Cancer Center physicians Don Lawrence, David Fisher and Jennifer Wargo, MD
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 discussed 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 BoothsCNN Health, quotes Dr. David Fisher, Chief of Dermatology at Mass General Hospital, regarding the risks for teens using tanning booths.
2/09/2011 Fat: If You Can't Burn It, Freeze ItGood 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 commented on the the effects of LED lighting.
2/09/2011 Fraxel Dual Treats Cosmetic Sun DamageAmerican 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 SuppurativaMedscape 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 quoted Dr. Mathew Avram regarding available options for the treatment of acne.
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