It’s a busy time of year as the holidays approach, and it’s easy to let your to-do list and other responsibilities take over your life. Experts agree, though, that one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being is to get outside and exercise, especially with friends or family.
It could be skin cancer, says Ali Hendi, MD, a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist in the Washington, DC, area. And because they’re hidden, these skin cancers often aren’t detected early, when they have the highest chance for minimal treatment and a cure. While a super-dark and bushy beard might deflect a few rays, it’s […]
As the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter, it’s easy to think that you don’t need sunscreen anymore. After all, you’re just commuting to work or running a few errands. And you’re wearing a jacket. That should have you covered, right? Nope. No matter how cool the temperature feels, the sun’s ultraviolet rays […]
Now that I’m planning my own outdoor wedding, I’ve made it my mission to make sure my guests will be comfortable. If you, too, are a bride-to-be hoping to make sure you don’t miss a single detail, consider the following simple steps to keep your loved ones safe from the sun:
Fall weather is perfect for bicycling, whether it’s a long-distance challenge or a leisurely family ride in the country. The sun is out, the air is crisp, the humidity tends to be lower — and the need for sun protection is as important as ever.
On the evening of Tuesday, October 18th, hundreds of guests from the beauty, health, entertainment and medical industries were filing into the Mandarin Oriental New York. Waiting for them in the ballroom — which boasted a dazzling view of the New York skyline — was The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Champions for Change Gala.
Not long after I joined The Skin Cancer Foundation a few months ago, our executive director, Dan Latore, gave me a daunting task. “We’d like to include a tribute to our founder in our annual magazine,” he said. That would be Perry Robins, MD, one of the most famous dermatologists in the world. “I think you should write it,” he said.
While fur protects skin from the sun to an extent, dogs and cats can get sunburned, and they can develop skin cancer, too.
I’d had a few skin cancers removed before, all basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), the most common type. But when I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on my scalp, it seemed different, and a little more scary.
When my friend Renee posted this photo of her hand on Facebook (below), it struck a nerve. She had drawn a heart around a large brown spot and wrote: “Instead of recoiling from my age spots, I will now encircle them with love. Please join me.”