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Regular Doctor Visits Are Key to Melanoma Defense

Regular Doctor Visits Are Key to Melanoma Defense

Doctors are more likely to find malignant skin cancer at an early, treatable stage than is the patient's spouse, friend or the patient himself, a recent study showed, indicating that visiting the doctor regularly is a wise health precaution. Read More


10 Ways the Sun Sneakily Damages Your Skin

10 Ways the Sun Sneakily Damages Your Skin

While getting a healthy- and sexy-looking tan may be a big temptation to many, it's actually a poor health choice, according to experts. That's because sun overexposure contributes to the majority of skin cancers in the United States. And the American Cancer Society (ACS) says skin cancers acc... Read More


Skin Cancer May Lead to Other Cancers

Skin Cancer May Lead to Other Cancers

A new study suggests that people who have had non-melanoma skin cancer may be at increased risk of developing other cancers, including those that affect other parts of the body. Previous research has already found a link between skin cancer and an increased risk of developing melanoma, a rare... Read More


Separating Fact From Fiction For Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Separating Fact From Fiction For Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Consumers are regularly bombarded with mixed messages about Vitamin D and the best source for obtaining this nutrient. Though some may argue that small doses of intentional sun exposure are safe, dermatologists point out that the risk of developing skin cancer from UV radiation far outweighs t... Read More


Expert Commentary: Carolyn Jacob M.D. - March 19, 2010

Expert Commentary: Carolyn Jacob M.D. - March 19, 2010

The recent study at the Hallym University in the Republic of Korea describes how ellagic acid, which is found in many common fruits (raspberries, strawberries, pomegranate), may one day help prevent wrinkles. These and other potentially helpful compounds are produced and accumulated in plant... Read More


Expert Commentator: Dr. Murad Alam 11/18/2009

Expert Commentator: Dr. Murad Alam 11/18/2009

Malignant melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Occurring most often in fair-skinned people, melanoma is more likely in those who have had blistering sunburns in childhood, but anyone can get melanoma. In terms of appearance, melanoma looks like an unusual mole or brown-black patch... Read More


Expert Commentary: James Platis, M.D. - 11/04/2009

Expert Commentary: James Platis, M.D. - 11/04/2009

Here are a few more thoughts about encountering the sun during the summer season. Driving without sunscreen: Of course applying daily sunscreen is a good idea, especially in the summer. But it's important to note that there are many moisturizers available that contain sunscreen and would be... Read More


Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some useful men's health tips for the summer months. Practice Water Safety - In 2004, men accounted for 78% of accidental drowning deaths. Learn how to swim, and never swim alone. Also, don't mix alcohol and boating. Protect your skin - S... Read More


Winterizing Your Skin

Winterizing Your Skin

Once autumn arrives, Michael Panella can be found spending a lot of time outdoors. He loves taking on home projects that allow him to work in his back yard. But, the dropping temperature causes Michael’s rosacea, a flushing and redness of the skin, to flare up. “My cheeks, the bridge of my no... Read More


Sun Pill

Sun Pill

It’s here: a product that claims to help protect you from sunburn…in pill form. The makers call this the “sun defense breakthrough of the decade.” So is it all that? Does it do what its makers claims it does? Some of the experts with whom we spoke aren'’t so sure. A company called pure pharma... Read More



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