Dermatologists treat serious diseases, collaborate with other specialists, and transform patients' lives.
PATIENT & PHYSICIAN STORIES
Dermatologists deploy COVID-19 vaccines to school nurses and other health care professionals in Illinois and Massachusetts.
A Georgia dermatologist’s National Guard service brings him to the pandemic’s front lines.
Correcting common misconceptions about skin cancer and skin of color help a patient take control of her health and support others.
Patient & physician stories
Learn how board-certified dermatologists have helped patients with serious skin disease and collaborated with other doctors to enhance patient care.Browse all stories
THE VALUE OF DERMATOLOGY
Health care innovators
Dermatologists across the country are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by collaborating with their colleagues, finding innovative ways to treat patients, and demonstrating their expertise on skin conditions.
Integral partners in health care
The American Academy of Dermatology’s SkinSerious campaign highlights how dermatologists treat serious diseases, collaborate with other specialists, and transform patients' lives.
STATS & FACTS
Alopecia areata patients are more likely than other individuals to have mental health conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders.
Research indicates that patients with rosacea have an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, especially phobic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Sleep apnea—interruptions in breathing while sleeping—doesn’t just leave patients tired. It can also diminish their immune system health, especially among patients with melanoma.
Stats & facts
Learn more about serious skin disease with these infographics.View & download infographics
BURDEN OF SKIN DISEASE
Burden of skin disease
New data from the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrates that skin disease is prevalent in the United States, is expected to increase as the population ages, and is a significant burden to patients and our health care system.Learn more
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