The Right Kind of Credit: EDU that Changes Lives
What’s a Hyperhidrosis Master Class all about?
According to our beloved Pacific Northwest advocate in medical education, Robert Sidbury, MD, Dermatology Division Chief and Associate Professor, Seattle Children's Hospital: “On behalf of my team here at Seattle Children's, the other providers who attended, but especially our patients present and future: Thank you!!! The program was uniformly well-received and as one attendee stated: ‘What CME should be, but almost always never is.’” (CME is accredited Continuing Medical Education that must adhere to stringent guidelines for being non-biased and evidence-based. Medical professionals must accumulate a certain number of credits per year. The amount varies state by state.)
Improve Hyperhidrosis Care by Leveraging the Power of PAs
Now more than ever, Physician Assistants (PA) are providing quality care and improved access to care across the nation and across medical specialties. In dermatology in particular, PAs have the potential to make a huge difference in the lives of hyperhidrosis patients by providing the latest hyperhidrosis treatments, and combinations of treatments, to meet individual needs. Studies show that most hyperhidrosis patients visit five different doctors before they either give up or, finally, get some adequate care for their sweating problems. Wouldn't it be better to get the right, modern treatment the first time from an IHHS-trained PA?
Dementia Risk for Seniors from Common Meds
As many International Hyperhidrosis Society members know, anticholinergics such as Robinul (glycopyrrolate) are medications that can be used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). In fact, anticholinergics are often used to treat extreme sweating that affects multiple body parts or one large body area (such as the back) that isn’t easily treated otherwise. Anticholinergics block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. In the brain, acetylcholine is involved in mediating learning and memory. In the rest of the body, it helps stimulate muscle contractions.
No Slip-Ups with Iontophoresis
All four major U.S. sports are in play this week with baseball (MLB) having just wrapped up its World Series, football (NFL) in the thick of its regular season, and both ice hockey (NHL) and basketball (NBA) broadcasting their opening games.
From fast pitches to perfect layups, and from smooth spiral passes to rocketing slap shots, each of these sports has something important in common. They demand a sure grip and precise release, things that are hard to achieve if you’ve got sweaty palms or palmar hyperhidrosis.