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SkinSerious


About SkinSerious

Dermatologists treat serious diseases, collaborate with other specialists, and transform patients' lives.

PATIENT & PHYSICIAN STORIES

Amy J. Derick, MD, FAAD
Improving vaccination access for health care workers

Dermatologists deploy COVID-19 vaccines to school nurses and other health care professionals in Illinois and Massachusetts.

Joshua E. Lane, MD
Leading a rural hospital’s COVID-19 response

A Georgia dermatologist’s National Guard service brings him to the pandemic’s front lines.

Yvonne Basil, SkinSerious stories patient
Stopping skin cancer spread in the nick of time

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.

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THE VALUE OF DERMATOLOGY


STATS & FACTS

Alopecia areata and mental health

Alopecia areata patients are more likely than other individuals to have mental health conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders.

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Rosacea and psychiatric disorders

Research indicates that patients with rosacea have an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, especially phobic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Sleep impacts skin cancer risk

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.

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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.

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