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.
Wound healing and the HS patient
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) need wound care not only after surgery, to address HS scarring and tunneling from sinus tracts; they also need ongoing wound care for lesions that might be draining, says one dermatologist.
Pipeline antibiotic omadacycline shows promise against MRSA and more
Phase 3 data for Paratek Pharmaceuticals’ once-daily treatment with IV-to-oral omadacycline has shown the pipeline drug effectively and safely treats the most frequently isolated bacterial pathogens associated with skin infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
BTL releases Ultra Femme 360°
It’s part of the BTL Exilis Ultra 360° platform and offers the shortest radiofrequency treatment time available in the vaginal rejuvenation space.
Sweat much? How to keep your cool in the OR
Jason Miller, M.D. overheats in the OR. He’s found a wearable solution to keep cool and stay focused during surgery.
ALCL: Are your breast implant patients worried?
Dr. Alex K. Wong explains the “risk” between breast implants and ALCL and offers advice on how to talk to your patients about it.
Marketing a new device
Device manufacturers are now offering marketing services to allay concerns that your new device is just going to gather dust, but do they really work?
Taking a closer look at ThermiVa
According to RealSelf ratings, patients think it’s a worthwhile treatment. Two practices share their experience with ThermiVa… and a GYN expert offers a few cautionary tips.
Rejuvenating the eyes? Choose wisely
According to Bahman Guyuron, M.D., when it comes periorbital rejuvenation, techniques may seem similar, but they’re not interchangeable.
The future of fat
With a reported uptick in fat transfer numbers, as well as media attention to dangerous misuses, what kind of future does fat have in the aesthetic industry?
Chemotherapy may harness immune system in bladder Ca
“The immune system may be an under-recognized contributor to the tumor response to chemotherapy,” said researcher Philip H. Abbosh, MD, PhD.

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