Dr. Heidi Waldorf, MD

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location:

  • Nanuet, NY

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation continues long after you get out of the sun, even in the dark, a new study says.

    Researchers explain that UV light from the sun or tanning beds can damage DNA in melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cream used to treat the skin condition eczema in children does not appear to increase the risk of cancer, according to a study funded by the maker of the cream.

    Researchers looked at nearly 7,500 children in the United States who were given a...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say giving birth control information to women visiting dermatology clinics can help promote the safe use of the drug isotretinoin, an acne medication known to cause birth defects.

    Isotretinion was originally sold under the brand name...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends.

    A 19-year-old woman who had used Aczone -- the skin gel version of the drug dapsone -- for a week developed a serious condition ca...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with eczema -- a chronic, itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.

    This increased risk may be the result of bad lifestyle habits or the disea...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    People with plaque psoriasis, the most common form of the autoimmune skin disease, develop thick, red skin wit...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-psoriasis drug Cosentyx (secukinumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Psoriasis in an immune system disorder that causes red, scaly patches of skin. It occurs most often in people aged 15 to 35, and among th...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

    Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from malignant melanoma, and their risk decrease...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common wisdom holds that adults who've experienced the trauma of melanoma would go to greater lengths to shield their children from the sun's rays.

    But a new study shows that nearly half of parents who were also melanoma survivors said their chil...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Snowbirds who flock south in winter in search of the warmth of the sun, listen up:

    People who carry a particular gene variant may be more likely to develop an "addiction" to tanning, a preliminary study suggests.

    The idea that ultraviole...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research dispels the widely held belief that spiders are a common cause of skin infections in people.

    "Although spider bite may be an attractive and tenable causative agent of a bacterial infection, the data show this is highly improbable," the...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is more than just a troublesome skin condition for millions of Americans -- it also causes up to $135 billion a year in direct and indirect costs, a new study shows.

    According to data included in the study, about 3.2 percent of the U.S...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. teens are using indoor tanning beds and booths, although this risky behavior remains popular with more than 1.5 million high school students, a new survey reveals.

    In 2013, about 20 percent of high school girls and 5 percent of high sc...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Opdivo (nivolumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer that has either spread or can't be treated with surgery, the agency said Monday.

    Melanoma, the fifth most common skin cancer in th...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say.

    Use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk of squamous cell skin cancer by 15 per...Full Article