The Washington Dermatological Society was hosted at GW in April. Special guest speaker, Dr. Molly Hinshaw, Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, gave a lecture titled: "An Update on Nail Disorders and Their Management."
With summer comes skin cancer screenings at the GW MFA Dermatology Clinic. Click the link to learn some sun protection tips.
The Environmental Working Group recently released the 2019 Guide to Sunscreens, stirring up controversy- are ingredients in our sunscreens actually harmful? Click the link to read what Dermatologists are saying, including Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology.
Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology, Dr. Adam Friedman, recommends sticking to commerical sunscreens for protection. Although home-made sunscreens may sound appealing, they have not undergone the rigorous FDA testing for effectiveness.
Click the link to view this episode, which includes information on:
1) Gentamicin and wound healing in epidermolysis bullosa
2) Measles complications in the United States
Adam Friedman, MD, Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology, and other skin care experts caution against over-exfoliating the skin. Scrubs, such as the 'Kylie Skin walnut scrub' can tear and irritate the skin, leading to bacteria exposure. Read more by clicking the link.
The George Washington Cancer Center has been added to the list of treatment centers provided by the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF). Providers, services, therapies, current reserach, contact details, and additional information now available.
Despite the FDA's findings that multiple active ingredients found in sunscreen are present in the bloodstream at amounts that exceed the recommended threshold, dermatologists stand firm that the benefits of utilizing sunscreen far outweigh the risks.