Sun Safety for Spring Break!

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Spring break is almost here and this means a flurry of activity in preparation of travel to sunnier states, trips to the beach, and all kinds of outdoor fun. Unfortunately, in the midst of all this excitement, one very important consideration can oftentimes be overlooked. We’re talking, of course, about skin protection!

Sure, it’s oftentimes easier to pay attention to our wardrobes, our waistlines, and our spring break plans than it is to pay attention to our skin. However, skin health ...

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6 Facts Everyone Should Know About Skin Moles

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Skin moles are extremely common. In fact, the average person has between 10 and 40 moles on their body–and nearly everyone has at least one. As ubiquitous as moles may be, however, many people know surprisingly little about nature’s “beauty marks.” As a result, some people may become very worried and stressed over harmless moles, or (far more tragically) fail to seek treatment for moles that are potentially dangerous signs of a serious medical condition. Here are 6 simple facts ...

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Time Behind the Wheel Can Increase Risk of Skin Cancer

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If you are serious about skin care, the odds are good that you already know most of the common risk factors for skin cancer: fair skin, a history of sunburns, excessive sun exposure, and a personal and/or family history of sunburns are among the most common. You may even know that having many skin moles, living in a high-altitude climate, or having been exposed to certain industrial substances can also contribute to the risk for acquiring skin cancer. One factor ...

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Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer: What Is It?

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Mohs surgery is a specific surgical technique that allows dermatologic surgeons to achieve precise control of surgical margins when operating on skin cancer. It is considered to be the best available method of excision for most skin cancers of the head and neck, including recurrent or aggressive tumors.

Mohs surgery is an advanced technique used by specially trained cosmetic dermatologists and surgeons which provides the opportunity to successfully treat difficult malignant lesions, including basal cell carcinoma, aggressive forms of squamous cell ...

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Self Examination of Your Skin

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Skin Cancer Check

Who should examine their skin?

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, everyone should perform a monthly head-to-toe skin exam. It’s important to identify any new lesions or lesions that are changing that might represent a cancerous or precancerous condition. Early detection of skin cancer results in higher rates of cure. Ultraviolet rays from sunlight ...

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