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Sunscreen: A Little Dab Won’t Do You

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With temperatures expected to climb on the first unofficial weekend of the summer, a Rowan Medicine physician says it’s time to remember that it only takes a couple minutes to protect yourself from a disfiguring and deadly disease.

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UCLA Health Experts Advisory for June

UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics as we head into summer.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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Researchers Identify Super-Oncogenic Protein That Promotes Development of Melanoma

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A study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has identified a malicious form of ATF2, a protein that drives the formation of melanoma.

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Holidays in the Sun Hold Key to Boosting Vitamin D

Holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling Scotland's vitamin D deficiency, research suggests.

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Research Indicates That Many Are Using Sunscreen Incorrectly

According to new research, many people are still puzzled by the wide range of SPF numbers on product labels, and some may not be using sunscreen properly, which could increase their skin cancer risk.

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Top Stories 5-17-2016

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Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy, Genome Analysis Leads to Clues About Rare Cancer, and more in the Cancer News Source

Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy, Genome Analysis Leads to Clues About Rare Cancer, and more in the Cancer News Source

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Beware of Black Salve

According to new research published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the vast majority of patients who use the home remedy black salve do so without talking to a dermatologist first — and as a result, many are unaware of how harmful it can be.

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Top Stories 5-11-2016

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How to Remove a Splinter

Everyone has been there. No sooner did you or your child touch that old wooden bench when a small sliver of wood slides into the skin – causing a surprising amount of pain. Fortunately, say dermatologists, splinters are easy to remove with the proper tools and technique.

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Top Stories 5-10-2016

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RAND/Harvard Study Shows Teledermatology Increases Patient Access to Specialized Skin Care

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Offering virtual dermatology care significantly improved access to specialized skin care for a group of patients that traditionally has limited options, according to an independent study led by researchers at the RAND Corporation and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health. The findings appear in a JAMA Dermatology article published online May 4.

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The Medical Minute: Good Sun Protection Comes in Many Forms

Just as most people know there is no such thing as safe smoking, there is also no such thing as safe sunbathing or tanning. Exposure to UVA and UVB rays can cause more than just a sunburn or tan – it can lead to everything from wrinkles to skin cancer.

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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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Targeting Melanoma, Lymphoma: Study Finds Investigational Compound Active Against Cancer Driven by Genetic Mutation

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Compound found to be highly active against cancer driven by EZH2 mutation in laboratory models

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Stem Cell Study Finds Mechanism That Controls Skin and Hair Color

A pair of molecular signals controls skin and hair color in mice and humans — and could be targeted by new drugs to treat skin pigment disorders like vitiligo, according to a report by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center.