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UMass Chan Dermatology Blog: Where Research Meets Healthy Skin

Welcome to our blog! Our department is home to a team of researchers and board-certified dermatologists with expertise in a wide range of skin conditions. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care, using the latest advances in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

In addition to clinical care, our department is also dedicated to research and education. We are actively involved in cutting-edge research aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases.

We invite you to explore our blog to learn more about skin health, the latest dermatology treatments, and the research we are conducted. We hope you will find our blog to be a valuable resource for all your skin care needs!

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    Beyond the Toy Box: A Deeper Dive into Vitiligo Representation in Toys

    Vitiligo representation is growing in toys! Dolls, video games, and more now feature vitiligo. This promotes acceptance and understanding of vitiligo.

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    What is World Vitiligo Day?

    World Vitiligo Day, June 25th, is a day to raise awareness about the vitiligo, advocate for people with it, and foster a strong sense of community.

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    World Vitiligo Day 2024: A Huge Success!

    Vitiligo understanding & support. Learn about vitiligo & how to show support on World Vitiligo Day.

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    A New Hope for Repigmentation: JAK Inhibitors and Vitiligo

    JAK inhibitors are a medications that show promise in treating vitiligo by interrupting the immune system signals that attack melanocytes.

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    New Hope for Hidradenitis Suppurativa: FDA Approves Cosentyx

    The FDA recently announced the approval of Cosentyx for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa in adults

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    Exploring Botox’s Potential in Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment

    Recent Hidradenitis Suppurativa research suggests a potential new therapy in the fight against this condition using Botox

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    Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS): More Than Just Skin Blemishes

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS): Painful bumps, not acne. Learn about this condition & how to manage it.

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    Boston Goes Purple for World Vitiligo Day 2024

    Boston goes purple for World Vitiligo Day (June 25th, 2024)! Landmarks lit up to raise awareness for vitiligo.

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    The Future of Vitiligo Research is Now: A Look Back at the VCORT Symposium

    Vitiligo research advances! UMass Chan's VCORT Symposium brings together experts for breakthroughs in treatment and cures.

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    Bill H.976: Expanding Vitiligo Treatment Access for All

    A an act requiring full health insurance coverage for individuals with vitiligo that has been proposed by Reps Rob Consalvo and John J. Lawn, Jr.

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