Lisette Hilton
Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness for 25 years. Visit www.WordsComeAlive.com.
Chest actinic keratoses responds to low-level ingenol mebutate topical
A lower level concentration of ingenol mebutate gel for the chest significantly reduces actinic keratosis lesion counts without severe side effects, a study shows.
Facial anatomy at-a-glance
A comprehensive anatomical understanding is key to injecting dermal fillers safely into the face. Dr. Manolis Manolakakis offers pearls to avoid unwanted outcomes.
Daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional therapy for actinic keratosis
Daylight photodynamic therapy as effective as conventional therapy for actinic keratosis
Conventional photodynamic therapy is highly effective for actinic keratoses, but daylight photodynamic therapy proves to be just as effective and more tolerable, a study shows.
Avoiding problem patients
The best way to manage problem patients? Avoid problem patients. Attorney Alex Thiersch advises.
Compelling research lacking in laser-based acne treatment
Dermatologists and others are increasingly using lasers and light-based therapies to treat acne, but the literature proving efficacy among these therapies is limited by few high-powered trials and lots of small, low-quality studies.
From scars to active acne: Technological treatment for hard-to-treat cases
Lasers and photodynamic therapy are practical treatment options for acne patients who fail or aren’t compliant with traditional first-line therapies. Today’s energy devices might also enhance acne treatment as adjuvant therapy, a review shows.
The cost of disengagement in the practice
A practice with disengaged employees risks bleeding cash, says Amy Koon of the medical practice management firm Keystone Medical. In this article, Ms. Koon highlights key steps necessary for creating employee engagement.
Plastic surgery channel launches on Apple TV
Apple’s interactive new app allows viewers to access cosmetic surgery content and submit media and questions to providers.
Artificial intelligence and the quest for antiaging
Antiaging and other areas of health and wellness are among the targets of the fast-growing AI industry, which could be a game changer in nearly every aspect of human existence.
If disaster strikes, is your practice prepared?
A month after Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Houston-based urologist Steven Canfield, MD, says his practice is still having to reschedule operating room times to help out with the hurricane-induced OR shortage.

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