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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What You Need To Know About Your Sunscreen

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Sunscreen is an important weapon in your arsenal against skin cancer and aging. There is a
large selection available, but comparing one sunscreen to another can sometimes be difficult.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends use of a broad spectrum sunscreen that
protects against both UVA and UVB rays and has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) or 30 or higher.
UVB rays cause sunburn, but UVA rays cause age-associated sun damage, including wrinkles
and age spots, and cancer. The World ...

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Improving the Appearance of Your Decolletage

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Sun damage causes about 90% of the changes we associate with aging, as a result of harmful ultraviolet rays. The skin of the chest is just as vulnerable as the skin of the face or hands, but many individuals are not as aware of the need to protect the chest and neck with sunscreen. As a result, the chest can have some unsightly signs of sun damage, including dark spots, uneven pigmentation, and creases or wrinkles. With sun damage and ...

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AADA Says Sunscreen is Important for All

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In November, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendation regarding sun-protection counseling. Previously, the organization had refrained from taking a stand because they felt there was not enough evidence that such interventions reduced skin cancer risk. Now, the USPSTF does recommend counseling for individuals between the ages of 10 and 24. However, they restrict this category even further to apply only to individuals with fair complexions.

Why Is The USPSTF Limiting The Scope Of Its Recommendation?

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