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How to Use Stick and Spray Sunscreens

Sunscreen is a vital tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form. Research suggests that daily sunscreen use — when used correctly — could significantly cut the incidence of melanoma. This is why dermatologists...
12-Jun-2018 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology PSA Highlights Dangers of Tanning

A new public service advertisement from the American Academy of Dermatology encourages those who are thinking of tanning to think again.
22-May-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Shows Increased Skin Cancer Risk Among U.S. Military Members

When one considers the risks of military service, skin cancer may not be top of mind. According to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, however, U.S. military personnel are more likely to develop skin cancer than...
17-May-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology Provides Tips for Skin Self-Exams

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. In recognition...
3-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Men With Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer History Less Likely to Die of Melanoma

It's important for everyone to perform regular skin self-exams to detect skin cancer early, when it's most treatable.
25-Apr-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


American Academy of Dermatology Awards 26 Shade Structure Grants to Protect America’s Youth

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. To...
19-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bee Prepared: How to Treat a Bee Sting

It can happen fast. One minute the kids are all playing peacefully outside on a warm, spring day. The next minute a piercing scream reveals that one of them has been stung by a bee. To help alleviate the panic, dermatologists from the American...
10-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, Elected American Academy of Dermatology President for 2020

Board-certified dermatologist Bruce H. Thiers, MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2019 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in March 2020.
28-Mar-2018 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Act Your Age When It Comes to Skin Care

Each individual’s skin care routine should be based on her age and her skin’s specific needs. To kick off National Healthy Skin Month, three board-certified dermatologists discuss the top skin care concerns of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s,...
1-Nov-2016 10:15 AM EDT

Saving Face: Dermatologists Helping Patients Identify Source of Facial Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Facial rashes can take on many forms. Whether red, flat, bumpy and dry, or scaly, flaky and itchy, the appearance of a rash on the face can be very distressing. Even more challenging is figuring out what is causing the rash – possibly an allergy...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Acne Comes of Age Earlier

A growing number of preadolescents are experiencing acne. Dermatologists believe an earlier onset of puberty may be to blame, causing hormones to trigger the start of acne sooner.
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Dermatologists Have a Leg Up on Newer Minimally Invasive Treatments for Leg Veins

In the past, the only treatment available for varicose veins was a type of surgery called vein stripping, which required general anesthesia and weeks of downtime. Now, dermatologists who have received additional training are using minimally invasive...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Dermatologists Urge the Public to Take Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Diagnosis Seriously

For many of the more than 2 million people in the United States diagnosed annually with non-melanoma skin cancer – including basal and squamous cell carcinoma – the diagnosis may come as a welcome relief since it’s not a more serious diagnosis...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

Proper Skin Care Lays the Foundation for Successful Acne and Rosacea Treatment

Good skin care is a smart idea for everyone, but it is especially important for those who have acne and rosacea. Dermatologists recommend skin care products that keep the skin hydrated to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin,...
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

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