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  • Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life

    Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life
    With the warm weather and long days of summer finally here, people are spending more time outdoors. While many people are aware of the need to protect themselves from the sun, reducing children’s exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV)...
  • SkinCeuticals' sunscreen is for your eyes only

    SkinCeuticals' sunscreen is for your eyes only
    Many products protect skin from the sun, but one new sunscreen aims to go where Mom always said sunscreen shouldn't: the eyes. SkinCeuticals recently released Physical Eye UV Defense, a sunscreen developed to protect the eyelid and skin around the eyes....
  • Sun protection is a fashion statement too with ray-blocking fabrics

    Sun protection is a fashion statement too with ray-blocking fabrics
    When it comes to sunscreen, applying more is more. And with rash guards and surf wear riding fashion's trend wave, the same could be said about the latest swimwear, which is stylish yet smartly covered up. Designed in protective fabrics constructed with...
  • Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it

    Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it
    Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no. In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
  • Hot advice from experts on handling a sunburn

    Hot advice from experts on handling a sunburn
    You know you shouldn't have, but you did. You got sunburned. And now you're itching to know what to do about it. Here are a few tips from Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a pediatric dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and an...
  • Putting a sunny face on skin cancer research

     
    For the last 30 years, The Skin Cancer Foundation has been fighting the good fight against the growing menace of skin cancer. It has issued a consistent message about skin protection and research into the most common form of cancer in the United States....
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hale

    Elizabeth K. Hale, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist and a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. She specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser...
  • Practical and fun cooling tips for all ages

    Practical and fun cooling tips for all ages
    Summer's just about to launch but hot weather made an early start this year. For most, it's an inconvenience, but for others it can be deadly. Here are some practical and fun ways to beat the heat — for children, adults, the elderly and pets....
  • How to protect the scalp from skin cancer

    How to protect the scalp from skin cancer
    As summer heats up, we've learned to slather SPF 15 or higher all over our bodies and faces in an effort to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. We've also been told to recite our ABCs when checking for unusual moles: asymmetry, border irregularity and...
  • Choose right sunscreen; not all are created equal

    Choose right sunscreen; not all are created equal
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Choosing the right sunscreen may be more difficult than you think.  It may seem like a no-brainer, but, before you hit the beach, you should know all sunscreens are not created equal. "When you look at a label and it says SPF, that...
  • New hope for melanoma patients

     
    The federal government today approved a new drug that has been found to help people with advanced melanoma, the first such approval in 13 years. The drug, going by the name "Yervoy," is made by Bristol Meyers Squibb. According to the Skin Cancer...