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2nd Annual Skin Cancer Awareness Walk Returns to Elk Grove Village September 29

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, the American Academy of Dermatology will host Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ – Chicago on Sat., Sept. 29 in Elk Grove Village. The scenic, four-mile walk at Busse Woods—part of the AAD’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign to create a world without skin cancer—will benefit skin cancer prevention and detection programs, including free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers, and permanent shade structures where children learn and play.

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20-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700302

How to Treat Deep, Painful Pimples

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If you’ve ever gone to bed with clear skin and woken up with a massive, painful pimple on your face, you’re not alone. According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually. Although acne comes in many forms, including blackheads and whiteheads, the most severe type of acne is a pimple that develops deep in the skin, causing a red, swollen and painful bump. Fortunately, say dermatologists, there are ways to tackle this type of acne at home to alleviate pain and reduce the pimple’s size, swelling and redness.

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11-Sep-2018 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 698946

Dermatologists’ Tips for Applying Scalp Medications

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According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, scalp conditions, such as alopecia areata, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, are very common. In fact, researchers estimate that at least half of the people who have plaque psoriasis have it on their scalp. Fortunately, patients can improve their conditions using topical medications prescribed by their dermatologist. While these medications can come in many forms, including shampoos, lotions, sprays and oils, the most popular are solutions, which are liquid-based, and foams.

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14-Aug-2018 10:20 AM EDT

Article ID: 697348

Research Shows Free Skin Cancer Screenings Can Help Save Lives

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For more than 30 years, board-certified dermatologists have been providing free skin cancer screenings in their communities through the AAD’s SPOTme® program — and research published today highlights the value of that program.

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26-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Organ Transplant Patients Have Increased Skin Cancer Risk

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While people of any skin tone can develop skin cancer, specific risk factors in organ transplant patients may vary based on their race.

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24-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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People With Skin of Color Face Unique Dermatologic Concerns

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A board-certified dermatologist can evaluate patients’ conditions and provide them with the best possible treatment.

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24-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Early Detection Essential for Nail Melanoma

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Patient Karolina Jasko discusses her experience with nail melanoma, which is often overlooked and diagnosed late, resulting in a poor prognosis.

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24-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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When It Comes to Skin Health, Does Diet Make a Difference?

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They say you are what you eat, but it’s not quite that simple when it comes to healthy skin.

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24-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697221

Dermatologists, Skin Cancer Survivors Tell “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!”

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, 12 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors, and their family and friends will tell “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” during a four-day trek through remote Alaska. Starting Sunday, July 15, the hikers will trek more than 20 miles along Alaska’s Denali and Foraker mountains to raise funds for the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ campaign. Proceeds raised through Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ will support community outreach programs and services, including free skin cancer screenings, shade structures where children learn and play, and sunscreen dispensers in public pools and parks.

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12-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697207

How to Treat Minor Cuts

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Cuts from a sharp knife or a piece of glass are very common. They often occur while people are preparing food, washing dishes or even crafting. All it takes is a slip of the knife or a dish breaking, and suddenly there’s blood. However, while these types of cuts are startling, most can be safety treated at home, according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology.

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10-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT

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