A Skin Cancer Guide For Veterans & Active Military Personnel

Skin cancer usually isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people consider the potential health risks associated with military service. However, studies show active duty military and veterans, especially those in earlier wars, have an increased risk for skin cancer compared to the general population. U.S. military members are often deployed to tropical… Read more »

Caring For Your Skin During Menopause

Menopause and the years leading up to it bring a host of frustrating and unwanted changes for women. Dry skin, brittle nails, and hair loss are some of the more visible signs and symptoms that can cause women to feel self-conscious and less attractive. Similar to your teenage years, when hormones go haywire, menopause-related hormonal… Read more »

Back To School – A Skincare Guide For Teenagers

While it’s almost impossible to get through your teen years without at least a few complaints about your skin, there are some things you can do to keep your complexion looking its best. Here’s our back to school list of tips and advice for keeping your skin healthy and glowing this school year. The challenges… Read more »

Hair Loss Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Genetics is mostly to blame for hair loss like hair thinning and patterned baldness, especially in men, and follows a predictable and visible pattern. It’s also fairly common. Nearly 85 percent of men experience significantly thinning hair by age 50, and about 40 percent of women experience hair loss or thinning by age 40, according… Read more »

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Tips for Recognizing and Managing the Skin Disease and Its Impact on Your Body Psoriasis is not just a skin disease. It is an autoimmune condition that can have widespread systemic effects, which are best described in skin, joints, and heart. Dermatologists have many tools to help manage the disease and in many cases make… Read more »

5 tips to prevent skin cancer

Findings from the Skin Cancer Foundation show that one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That’s a scary statistic – and one that makes it incredibly important to establish a trusting relationship with your dermatologist. There are various types of skin cancer but the majority of the deadliest kinds are… Read more »

Yearly Skin Exam

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer affects one out of every five Americans. More than three and a half million new cases are diagnosed each year, which is why it’s so important that you have an annual skin exam. While your family doctor or general practitioner may conduct a routine skin exam, the… Read more »

The Dangers of Tanning

Jaime Regen Rea went from a self-proclaimed tanning addict to a melanoma patient in just a couple of years. She died just three weeks shy of her 30th birthday. Because her family believes no one should die from a tan, some family members share Jaime’s emotional story in the American Academy of Dermatology’s TV and… Read more »

Shedding Light on Acne and Rosacea

In the 1950s x-rays were used to destroy the oil glands that cause acne. Today lasers are being tried to target either oil glands or bacteria that both play a role in acne. This interest in using lasers has been prompted by a rise in antibiotic resistance, side effects of oral and topical treatments, and… Read more »