Interview with Dr. Shannon Humphrey, medical and cosmetic dermatologist in Vancouver, and assistant professor and director of CME in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia.
Acne can adversely affect quality of life and may lead to emotional distress and permanent scarring. This evidence-based guideline (open access) was developed to facilitate efficient diagnosis and effective treatment of acne vulgaris in the Canadian population. With early diagnosis, treatment of active lesions and prevention of adverse sequelae, the health of many Canadians with acne may be improved.
Interview with Dr. Elissa Abrams, Pediatric Allergist Immunologist with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Guidelines used to recommend that parents avoid feeding their infants common allergenic foods in their first year, but expert advice has recently changed. Emerging evidence from randomized controlled trials suggests that early introduction of allergenic foods, particularly peanut, is protective against the development of food allergy. Dr. Abrams and her co-author Dr. Allan Becker discuss the updated recommendations in their analysis article in the CMAJ (subscription required) that examines food introduction and allergy prevention in infants.