Good Skin Care Habits Start Early

March 26th, 2015

Shade Structures and Good Skin Knowledge from the AAD

An AAD grant program is helping to protect children from harmful UV rays from the sun. Providing shade in outdoor spaces is important to keeping children from getting sun damage that may lead to skin cancer. The shade structure grants provide $8,000 to eligible applicants to build a permanent shade structure. Read the rest of this entry »


Watch out for Rashes

March 17th, 2015


By dermatology specialist Dr. Joshua Fox

Just as temperatures rise and you’re ready to don warm-weather clothes again, bam! You come down with a nasty red rash. But are you having an allergic reaction or is your skin just irritated? Contact dermatitis – which can be triggered by either allergens or skin irritants – is likely to blame.
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Stop Sweat Now

March 13th, 2015

sweatingIf you have a problem with sweating too much you may be worrying about the warmer weather up ahead. Higher temperatures mean more underarm sweat and embarrassing sweat stains on your shirts. There are plenty of options though for reducing or stopping your sweating altogether. Read on for some of your options.
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Making Art from Images of the Skin

March 11th, 2015


Recently featured in Dermatology Times, artist Nick Franco is turning common histopathology photographs (microscopic studies of the skin) into works of art. His paintings are based on inspiration from his father, a dermatologist, who showed Franco how images of various skin diseases look under a microscope. By taking these images and altering different aspects like orientation and color Franco transforms them into something that is more than medically useful (although a trained dermatologist could still identify some of the diseases).

You can see more of Franco’s work on his website here:


Tanning Bed Use and the Risk of Melanoma

March 3rd, 2015

molesThe American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network is working to organize support for lawmakers to take up tanning bed issues in 2016. The UV radiation from tanning beds is a significant factor in the risk of getting skin cancer. Along with this, the number of adolescents and teenagers using tanning beds has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. Nine states already have laws that ban the use of tanning beds by anyone younger than 18 years old. Tanning bed use has been directly connected to the development of skin cancer, increasing melanoma risk by 75%.
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