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Tell "Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™" During Steps Challenge for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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...
29-Apr-2021 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New American Academy of Dermatology Survey Finds One-Third of Americans Fail Basic Quiz on Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure

In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, the American Academy of Dermatology found that one-third of Americans lack a basic understanding of skin cancer and sun protection — like seeking shade — that can help reduce their risk of skin cancer,...
27-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Leveraging Telemedicine to Improve Skin Health and Well-being for Those Who Are Incarcerated

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) named board-certified dermatologist Jun Lu, MD, FAAD, and Tara Hood, FNP-BC, as Patient Care Heroes for using telemedicine to improve the health and well-being of women who have been incarcerated.
21-Apr-2021 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Dermatology elects new officers, board members

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced the results of its annual election. The Academy’s new officers and board members will lead the world’s largest dermatologic society, representing more than 20,000 physicians who specialize in the...
21-Apr-2021 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, Elected American Academy of Dermatology President for 2023

Florida board-certified dermatologist Terrence A. Cronin, Jr., MD, FAAD, has been elected to lead the American Academy of Dermatology. He will be installed as president-elect in March 2022 and hold the office of president for one year beginning in...
21-Apr-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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19-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Board-Certified Dermatologist Warns Consumers About the Dangers of Skin Bleaching to Achieve a Lighter Complexion

Despite the potential dangers of skin bleaching products, the global market for skin lighteners last year was estimated at $8.6 billion. With the market projected to reach $12.3 billion by 2027, board-certified dermatologists from the American...
19-Apr-2021 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Board-Certified Dermatologist Shares How Visible Light Impacts the Skin

Visible light is all around us. From nature’s sunlight to artificial light sources from ceiling lights, our phones, computer screens and TVs, we may be exposed to more visible light than ever before, but what does that mean for our skin?
19-Apr-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 20,000 physicians worldwide, the AAD is committed to advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at (888) 462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin), Instagram (@AADskin1) and YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).



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