UCTV presents expert insights into the diagnosis and treatment of skin and skin disorders.
How Climate Change Affects Your Skin
Our climate is changing and the world is warming. Our health and wellbeing will be impacted. What does this have to do with skin? As out first line of defense we rely on our skin to be a barrier and protector. Dr. Mary Williams, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCSF, looks a the effects of air pollution and climate change on the skin.
Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35927]
Comforatable in My Skin: Dermatological Issues in Down Syndrome
Noemi Alice Spinazzi, MD, FAAP, UCSF School of Medicine. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 34669]
Dermatology and Developmental Disabilities
Renee Howard, MD, Dermatology, UCSF Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 34670]
Skin Lesions and Cancers: When is a Spot More than a Spot?
Skin cancers -- including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma -- often start as changes to your skin. Dr. Lindsay Fox discusses the warning signs to look for. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34160]
Smart Bandage Detects Invisible Wounds
"We set out to create a type of bandage that could detect bedsores as they are forming, before the damage reaches the surface of the skin," said Michel Maharbiz, UC Berkeley associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and head of the smart bandage project. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes and while recovery is still possible. Series: "UC Berkeley News" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30060]
Cost/Benefit of Optimal Health with Sunshine Vitamin D
William B. Grant, PhD, Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center, looks at the costs and benefits of increasing vitamin D-related behavior. Identify the cost reductions of increased vitamin D as it compares to the cost of skin cancers. Series: "Vitamin D for Public Health - Integrating Sunshine, Supplements and Measurement for Optimal Health 2014" [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 29082]