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SAN FRANCISCO - New discoveries could change the way antihistamines are used from a predominantly systemic to a topical approach, according to an article from the San Francisco VAMC and the University of California in San Francisco.
HARTFORD, CT - Melanoma is on the increase, and more needs to be done to promote prevention and early-detection of the sometimes deadly disease, according to a new study.
PROVIDENCE, RI - Can a Web-based learning program be an effective way to improve melanoma detection by primary care physicians (PCPs)?
SAN ANTONIO, TX - That soldiers come back from the battlefield bearing permanent reminders of their time there - scars they will live with for the rest of their lives - is taken as a heavy but inevitable cost of war.
One of the cancers most frequently diagnosed in active-duty troops, malignant melanoma, is no longer more prevalent in military personnel than the general population — at least in younger servicemembers. Enhanced prevention, diagnosis and treatment get the credit, especially in the Air Force, which has higher rates of the cancer than the other services
SAN DIEGO NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER, CA — Thanks to the work of physicians here and at a select number of facilities around the country, the paradigm of how scars are treated might be shifting.
IRVINE, CA--At age 60, when many men are starting to wind down their careers and transition toward retirement, Lt. Col. Dore Gilbert, MD, a practicing dermatologist and associate professor of dermatology at the University of California at Irvine, decided to follow a very different path. He joined the U.S. Army Reserve.
WASHINGTON — Many young people of enlistment age have tattoos, and some percentage are required to remove body art that the military services deem inappropriate.
WASHINGTON — Gentian violet (pronounced jen-shen) is not a compound familiar to most modern medical practitioners. Developed in the middle of the 19th century, this combination of pararosanilines used as a component in dyes was eventually discovered to have antiseptic properties. Through the early part of the 20th century, it was prescribed by physicians for simple infections and commonly used by mothers to treat thrush in infants.
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