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Practice Management

Protecting Patient Privacy: HIPAA Compliance in the Electronic Age

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E-mail accounts and passwords of former employees should be immediately deactivated so they can no longer access the network.

Infections

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

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The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.

Psoriasis

Clinical Challenge: Addressing Psoriasis and Comorbid Obesity

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Obesity is an independent risk factor for the development of psoriasis and is associated with a worse prognosis.

Skin Cancer

Actinic Keratoses: Field Cancerization and Photodynamic Therapy

By Amy J. Bronson, EdD, PA-C; Nikki Williams, MSPAS, PA-C; Dr Steven R. Murray

Early treatment of both visible AK lesions and nonvisible sun-damaged skin can eliminate the potential for malignant transformation and decrease the burden of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Practice Management

Protecting Your Practice From Data Breaches: An Expert Interview

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To shed light on issues of cybersecurity in medical practices, MPR spoke to Michael J Sacopulos, JD, CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides "proactive counsel" to the healthcare community to identify where liability risks originate and to reduce or remove those risks.

Rosacea

The Gut-Face Connection in Rosacea: Exploring the Role of H pylori

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Emerging evidence points to a potential link between H pylori infection and skin diseases including rosacea.

Practice Management

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

By Nicola Davis, PhD

For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.

Psoriasis

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis: Updated 2018 Recommendations From ACR/NPF

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The American College of Rheumatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation have released 2018 joint recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

General Dermatology

Common Skin Conditions in People of Color: Identification and Treatment

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By the year 2050, the US Census Bureau estimates that 50% of the population will comprise people of color; yet, nearly 50% of dermatology residents and dermatologists have indicated that they received inadequate training on skin conditions in this population.

General Dermatology

Diffuse Bullous Skin Lesions

By Jessica Sheu, BA; Joan Fernandez, BS; Christopher Rizk, MD

In Case 1, 55-year-old man presents to the clinic with multiple tense bullae diffusely involving his trunk and extremities that overlie urticarial plaques. In Case 2, 40-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with a few small flaccid blisters as well as multiple crusted erosions and some areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on his back and in the creases of his elbows.

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