Month: May 2011

Dr. Strachan comments about health care cost in the AMA News- Musings of a NYC dermatologist

Many people falsely think of dermatology as primarily a cash business.  Although cosmetic procedures get a lot of press, most people see the dermatologist for medical problems and if they have insurance they want to be able to use it.  Check out Dr. Strachan’s quote in this AMA news article about the increasing costs on …

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Stay out of the tanning bed-please! – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

According to a survey recently released by the American Academy of Dermatology, the majority of white females aged 14-22 years old surveyed, 81%, report tanning or using tanning beds in the past year.  Sun tanning or using artificial tanning beds are documented sources of ultraviolet light, a know cause of skin cancer, including the deadliest form- …

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