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Some important steps to help you prevent skin cancer
May 30, 2021
Hello, sunshine! Enjoying the warm weather feels great! And whether you’re reading on the porch or by the waterside, gardening, taking Spot for a walk, hiking a favorite path, pushing the grocery cart outside the store or soaking up rays at the beach, it’s important to pay attention to sun protection.
‘No one is immune to skin cancer’: Dermatologist urges everyone to apply, reapply sunscreen this summer
May 27, 2021
Dr. Elnaz Firoz, the director of dermatology at The Miriam Hospital, said wearing sunscreen while outdoors during the summer months is vital.
“We do find that patients who had early exposure, who had really bad blistering sunburns or a lot of sunburns as young children, they are at increased risk over time for melanoma and other skin cancers,” Firoz said.
What persuaded me to start wearing sunscreen
May 25, 2021
Alas, our people in the top decades of life knew little about the risk of sun damage beyond the need to avoid a terrible sunburn in our youth. Many young people like me swam, hiked, biked, and played sports with minimal clothing, tanning and burning their skin. We sunbathe coated with baby oil with the wrong effort to get a rich tan. And many of us, including myself, were unable to reach adulthood with sun protection habits that could have prevented the now severely exposed skin damage.
Confused About Sunscreen? New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Shows Americans Need a Refresher on Sunscreen Application and SPF
May 25, 2021
Board-certified dermatologist goes beyond the numbers to ensure consumers are sun-safe heading into Memorial Day weekend
With many planning outdoor gatherings this Memorial Day weekend, board-certified dermatologists want to make sure consumers don’t get burned by confusing sunscreen labels or the sun’s harmful rays. In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that while 80% of Americans know they should apply sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, few do.
Detectable Levels of Benzene Noted in Some Sunscreen Batches
May 25, 2021
A recent test found various brands and batches of sunscreen and after-sun care products contained benzene, a potential carcinogen.
Valisure, a pharmacy dedicated to batch testing medications before they reach consumers, found in a recent test that 78 different sunscreen and after-sun care products contained benzene, a potential carcinogen.
Mayo Clinic dermatologists reiterate sunscreen importance
May 24, 2021
“All patients regardless of skin types should be wearing sunscreen,” Dr. Olayemi Sokumbi said.
We hear it every year. Mayo Clinic dermatologists are again reiterating the importance of protecting your skin.
“For sunscreen to get to that number factor, it needs to be applied liberally. Most people are not doing that,” Dr. Sokumbi said.
May 18, 2021
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
If you're headed outside, it's always best to apply some sunscreen to protect your skin. But how does sunscreen work and why is it so important to make sure you're protected?
Here are eight of the top recommendations offered by dermatologists to patients, along with how and why they can help you avoid a sunburn and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
Health Department: Facts about skin cancer, screening, and sun safety for Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May 15, 2021
Now that the month of May is here, many people spend more time outdoors in the sun. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know these basic facts about skin cancer, screening, and sun safety?
Here’s why you need to use sunscreen indoors to protect your skin
May 13, 2021
Even though most people are indoors and aren’t setting out on a sunny day, they are exposed to infrared rays from computer screens, mobiles and more. This makes it important to use sunscreen so that you can protect your skin from being damaged
Sunscreen in summer: Why you need to apply it at home, how often to reapply, its effectiveness & more
May 12, 2021
One of the most basic beauty products that are part of every person's skincare and beauty routine, has to be sunscreen. Recently dermatologists, makeup experts and beauty bloggers brought back to light the idea of applying sunscreen even while at home. But why? Aren't you already protected from the sun when you're at home?
These 7 Destinations Are Banning Certain Sunscreens
May 11, 2021
It’s no secret that sunscreen is a must-have on any outdoor vacation to prevent both trip-ruining burns and long-term skin damage. But have you ever thought about what’s in the sunscreen you cover yourself with before a dip at the beach, and how it might be impacting the environment around you as it washes off?
Health Fusion: A shot glass of sunscreen
May 10, 2021
With the weather warming and COVID-19 restrictions loosening, more people are gathering together outside. So this is a good time for a reminder about protecting yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. Sun exposure ages your skin and increases your risk of skin cancer, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the most common type of cancer in the U.S.
BMH COLUMN; Proper sunscreen use is essential this season
May 9, 2021
It’s not quite summer yet — we have a few more weeks before it’s official — but lots of people have already brought out the shorts and sandals. With temperatures on the rise, you’re likely to be outside more in the next few months, which is why it’s important to remember to wear sunscreen.
Derms Agree: Skipping This Step Of Your Skincare Routine Will Add YEARS To Your Face
May 8, 2021
A solid preventative skincare routine is one of the best ways to ensure a flawless complexion even as you age. The ingredients you include in your skincare lineup can help to treat existing issues while simultaneously preventing outside causes of aging, so it’s important to make sure that the products you’re using can help to support your appearance from all angles.
PASS Urges States, Localities to Ensure Access to Sunscreen as an Important Tool in the Fight Against Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
May 4, 2021
WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As we enter into Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and prepare to kick off the summer holiday, the Public Access to SunScreens (PASS) Coalition reminds all Americans about the risk UV rays from the sun pose to your skin and encourages individuals to use sunscreen and sun-safe practices to reduce risk of melanoma, other skin cancers and premature aging. The PASS Coalition is a multi-stakeholder alliance of public health organizations, physician groups, sunscreen manufacturers and concerned citizens organized to help prevent skin cancer and improve public health by ensuring Americans have access to safe and effective sunscreens and evidence-based education on sun-safe practices.
Choose the safest sunscreen for your family with this 2021 guide
May 4, 2021
(CNN)As you choose your sunscreen for summer fun, be careful to avoid products with harmful chemicals and false advertising claims, according to the 15th Annual Guide to Sunscreens, published by the Environmental Working Group, a consumer organization that advocates for environmental safety.
Cutting-edge detection tech hoped-for ‘breakthrough’ for NY doctor who’s waged a lifelong battle with skin cancers
May 2, 2021
Dr. Richard Joseph has spent a lifetime fighting skin cancers — his own.
And for over a year as the COVID-19 pandemic raged, the 84-year-old former cardiologist from Long Island — who lamented he “can’t open the blinds without getting cancer” — hasn’t been able to have a skin check, and waited to be fully vaccinated before scheduling one.
Diagnosed at 24, young skin-cancer survivor has a message for Minnesotans ahead of summer
May 2, 2021
With over 5 million cases diagnosed every year, skin cancer is the United State's most common cancer. According to Dr. Mohiba Tareen a dermatologist with Tareen Dermatolgoy, Minnesota ranks third in the country when it comes to the number of skin cancer cases.
Skin cancer doesn’t just hit those with fair skin; young adults with constant sun exposure at risk
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February 4, 2020
SINGAPORE — They did not think skin cancer would strike them. One thought it was something that happened to older people with a genetic history, and the other thought it affected people with fair skin.