July is UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

The purpose of UV Safety Awareness Month is to spread awareness of the detrimental effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays are an invisible form of electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps.  Protection against UV rays is essential year-round, as UV rays can pierce through clouds, and reflect off …

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Increased Risk of Skin Cancer Among U.S. Military Veterans

As Military Appreciation Month and Skin Cancer Awareness Month come to a close, dermatologists raise awareness for a major health issue among U.S. military veterans. When people consider the potential risks associated with military service, skin cancer isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, research indicates that both active duty service members and …

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Every May is Melanoma Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading awareness on the prevalence of our nation’s most common cancer – skin cancer. With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States every year, this preventable cancer is deserving of an entire month of tips and facts to keep you safe and informed.  …

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Living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus, flames, clinical research

When people refer to “lupus,” they refer to the most common form, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its tissues, causing widespread inflammation. Tissue damage in the affected organs is the result. It can affect joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels and can be …

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How to Recognize Migraines in Children

Migraines in children, young girl smiling

Anyone who’s experienced a migraine knows what the pain is like. Knowing that children get them too with the same severity, is heartbreaking. 1 in 5 children and teens are prone to headaches, with around 5% struggling with migraines as young as four. Children and teens may react differently than adults when a migraine hits, …

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What Happens During A Skin Cancer Screening?

African male wondering, skin cancer screening

Skin cancer occurs when there is an out of control growth of abnormal cells in the skin’s outermost layer. The growths are caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations and can cause malignant tumors to form. According to the AAD, One in five adults will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. Fortunately, …

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What’s the Difference Between Migraines and Headaches?

Headaches, migraines

Migraines and headaches are different things that do have some similarities. They are both bothersome, vary in frequency and strength, and also have different classifications within them. Headache disorders cover both headaches and migraines, and naturally, people tend to get them confused. If you are suffering from frequent headaches, knowing the difference between them may …

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

Protecting your skin throughout all stages of your life is essential. July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and summer is the perfect time to remember how vital sun safety is. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. …

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What It’s Really Like to Have Alopecia Areata

Hair loss can make anyone feel insecure since it is one of those very visible features that are difficult to hide. It has long been associated with the effects of cancer treatments, so alopecia areata sufferers deal with looking “sick.” Alopecia is generally not a severe condition, but the emotional impacts of the unpredictable physical changes can …

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Our office will now require face masks or face coverings to enter our facility due to COVID and Tampa mandate.