Must Reads

May 16th

Diary of a Life Cut Short

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How an Ohio Couple Used Social Media to Share Their Struggle with Melanoma Eric Sizemore’s YouTube channel is not for the squeamish. From 2010 to 2011, Sizemore and his wife Jill, both in their 40s, created a video diary of his battle with melanoma. Through nearly a dozen short videos, viewers enter his bedroom and hospital room, […]

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May 14th

Where Does Your Skin Fit In?

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The Fitzpatrick Skin Type is a skin classification system first developed in 1975 by Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD, of Harvard Medical School. His skin classification system and its adaptations are familiar to dermatologists.  In order to determine your Fitzpatrick Skin Type, our quiz measures two components (genetic disposition and reaction to sun exposure). Types range from […]

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Apr 24th

Hair Loss in New Moms

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Many new moms see noticeable hair loss a few months after having a baby. This is normal — and not true hair loss. Dermatologists refer to this condition as excessive hair shedding. The excessive shedding is caused by falling estrogen levels. The good news is that this excessive shedding is temporary, and you do not […]

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Apr 9th

How often do children need to a bath?

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If getting your child to take a bath often means a struggle, you’ll be glad to know that a daily bath may not be necessary. How often your child needs a bath depends on your child’s age and activities. These guidelines from dermatologists can help you figure out how often a child 6 years of […]

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Apr 2nd

Spring trends: Runway makeup you can actually wear

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There were a number of eye shadow trends on the runway for spring: lids were on parade, from white, to pastel, to cobalt, to metallic. Fortunately, these trends are easy to translate into something very pretty and wearable, and also so easy to do! Here, we will tackle the ones that the majority of people […]

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Mar 26th

A Teacher’s Message to Students

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When high school health teacher Cindi Eggemeyer, from Festus, Missouri, was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 45, she was spurred to share her experience—and some hard-learned advice—with her students. She is doing so with the help of Sun Smart U, a free interactive education program from The Skin Cancer Foundation that teaches students the […]

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Mar 18th

A Tennis Player’s Experience

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William Stebbins, MD, and C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, spoke to Jennifer Reinbold, a former pro tennis player who coaches in Indianapolis. Jennifer competed in nine grand slam tournaments, reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 1983 before losing to the eventual winner, Martina Navratilova. After years of sun exposure, and some experience with skin cancer, Jennifer […]

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Mar 14th

A Dermatologist’s Battle with Melanoma

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By Vivian W. Bucay, MD “I have always felt that everyone can define the day in which life changes forever. What I had not realized when I awoke that morning was that May 10, 2006, would be that day for me.” These are the words I wrote for an article published in the October 2006 […]

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Feb 24th

How to Select the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses

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Sunglasses have become the ultimate fashion accessory. They not only make a chic fashion statement but protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Selecting the right pair for yourself, however, can be complex due to the ever-increasing number of designer brands – luxury names such as Chanel and Tiffany as well as All-American Ralph Lauren […]

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Feb 20th

Is microdermabrasion the right choice for you

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Microdermabrasion is very popular. To help you decide if it is right for you, the AAD offers the following information. Warning: Although microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive treatment, you should see a dermatologist before getting this treatment at a spa or using an at-home microdermabrasion kit if you: Have a mole or other spot on your […]

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Feb 13th

Clare’s Legacy

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Clare Oliver, a budding 26-year-old Australian journalist, died from melanoma on September 13, 2007. At age 19, she had made several visits to a tanning parlor, sustaining skin damage, and in the days before her death, she wrote a newspaper story and gave broadcasts from her hospice bed calling for a ban on tanning beds.1 […]

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Feb 6th

What causes our skin to age?

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Sun protection essential: Dermatologists agree that using sunscreen every day can help prevent premature skin aging. Many things cause our skin to age. Some things we cannot do anything about; others we can influence. One thing that we cannot change is the natural aging process. It plays a key role. With time, we all get visible […]

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Jan 18th

How did I develop melanoma on the bottom of my foot?

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By: Marcy Street, MD Marcy Street, MD, is a Mayo Clinic-trained dermatologist. Dr. Street was the first fellowship-trained African American female Mohs surgeon in the United States. She is the Founder and Medical Director of the Doctor’s Approach family of services, including Doctor’s Approach Dermatology, a complete care medical clinic specializing in skin cancer, and Doctor’s […]

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Jan 9th

Hooked on Tanning: Why You Shouldn’t Start

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By Arianne S. Kourosh, MD, and Heidi Jacobe, MD, MSCS Decades of research and hundreds of thousands of skin cancer-related deaths have demonstrated that there is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Despite increased public awareness of the link between skin cancer and ultraviolet radiation (UV) from both the sun and tanning beds, relatively […]

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Dec 12th

Doreen’s Story

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My daughter, Jen Schwein, was diagnosed in January 2012 with stage IV melanoma. She was a tanner for about 10 years.She had a very small mole on her left ankle and had it removed by the dermatologist.  The doctor said it was precancerous and to come back in six months for a checkup. Before the […]

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Dec 4th

Excessive Sweating & Hyperhidrosis

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Sweat too much? Do you sometimes get embarrassing armpit stains? You may have hyperhidrosis – the condition characterized by abnormally increased perspiration, more than what is required for regulation of body temperature. Hyperhidrosis most often occurs in the hands, feet, armpits, and the groin areas due to the high concentration of sweat glands. Hyperhidrosis can also […]

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Nov 27th

Cleansing Your Face

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One of the most beneficial steps in looking good is washing and moisturizing your face twice a day.  It is important to remember, though, that the face is special.  It needs its own cleanser. When washing the face, do not use soap.  Soaps are harsh and designed to remove oils and greases from the skin.  […]

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Nov 18th

A Holiday Party Makeup Look

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Every woman deserves a little glamour now and then, and the holidays are the perfect time to let loose and take a chance with your style and makeup.  How about having a Gatsby moment or wearing that red lipstick you bought and haven’t had the nerve to wear? Our Glamour Eye & Lip Palette will tempt […]

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Nov 8th

Tag Away

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  Written by:  Jeffrey W. Sassmannshausen, MD Skin tags are always a complaint in the office.  They are annoying or ugly, and people want them removed.  Unfortunately, taking off skin tags for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance so often people are looking for alternatives to removing their tags rather than paying the doctor.  I […]

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Oct 25th

Fake It, Don’t Bake It

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Meet Today’s Sunless Tanners by Farah K. Ahmed Over the last two decades, public awareness of the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun and tanning beds has considerably grown. Programs such as The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Go With Your Own Glow campaign have also stressed the beauty of one’s natural skin color, and many celebrities […]

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