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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

How to Enjoy The Beach Without Worrying About Skin Cancer

It’s easy to forget to protect your body from the intense UV rays when you are playing beach volleyball or splashing in the ocean with friends. After all, exposure to the sun increases the brain’s release of serotonin, a hormone associated with boosting mood. However, you should consider the risks of too much unprotected exposure […]

What Happens During A 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, […]

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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