Dr. Benabio
My own pick for top medical writers this week is The Derm Blog written by dermatologist, Jeffrey Benabio, MD.

I’ve been reading this blog for a couple weeks now. Here are just a couple of examples of the really practical advice you’ll find there.

Skin Care Myths: Cuts Heal Better When You Let Air at Them

Apparently, that’s not really the case as Dr Benabio explains…

Scabs are dried collections of dead cells, blood clot, and white blood cells. This crusted debris actually hinders healing because it gets in the way of the skin cells migrating to cover the wound. Allowing a scab to form, then, actually slows healing and can worsen the scar.

Dr. B then goes on to explain how best to treat minor cuts.

Also check out his post on…

How to Treat a Sunburn

Dr. Benabio is board certified in dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He lobbies for the American Academy of Dermatology Association in Washington, DC and is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.