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  THIS JUST IN May 2012  


CLINICAL QUERIES: Cosmetic safety: Is there any?
Nursing2012 May 2012

Cosmetics include products such as skin moisturizers, deodorants, toothpastes, shampoos, hair colors, perfumes, nail polishes, and eye and facial makeup preparations. This article includes a table of cosmetic ingredients restricted or prohibited by the FDA as well as contact information for consumer groups working on cosmetic safety.

The Clinical Conundrum of Pruritus
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, March/April 2012

Diagnosing the cause of pruritus can be difficult and is often frustrating for patients and providers. This article reviews common and uncommon causes of pruritus and makes recommendations for proper and thorough evaluation and management.

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Teen Aesthetic Surgery
Plastic Surgical Nursing, March 2012

According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2009 saw American consumers spend more than $10 billon on cosmetic procedures. Of the almost 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed that year, two categories that included teens (up to the age of 20 years) accounted for 22% of all procedures (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery [ASAPS], 2010).


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