17 articles Tag american academy of dermatology

UV Skinz Set to Head to The American Academy of Dermatology 72nd Annual Meeting in Denver

We are getting ready to head out to chilly Denver, Colorado in a few days for the American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting from March 21-25th, and we couldn’t be more excited! UV Skinz expertise is sun safety, and just like dermatologists everywhere, we want to keep kids and adults out of harm’s way by raising skin cancer awareness and getting people protected! It is our mission to ensure delicate skin is safe from the …

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November Skin Self Check

November Skin Self Check

November is National Healthy Skin Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, which has as its mission the achievement of the highest quality dermatologic care for all Americans. Professionals are our second line of defense when it comes to being aware of any changes in moles, freckles or new appearances of concerning skin conditions. It is up to us to conduct monthly skin self checks and document changes to share with our Dermatologist. Melanoma …

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MY Story; Jared Wilson

MY Story; Jared Wilson

I am an award winning professional wildlife and western artist and published children’s book author and illustrator. I am also a multiple cancer survivor at only 31 years old.  I have had melanoma of the eye (treated with radiation) and 3 Mohs Surgeries on my face due to extreme sun exposure.  As a wildlife and western artist I have to spend a great deal of my time traversing the outdoors as I focus on depicting …

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Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May–Melanoma Monday. Its simple purpose is to increase public awareness about Melanoma. Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer and occurs when uncontrolled growth of pigment producing cells spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but if not detected early it is 75% more deadly. Facts: Over 2 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year. …

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Preparing your child (and yourself) for a Dermatologist Appointment

Preparing your child (and yourself) for a Dermatologist Appointment

The number of Caucasian children 18 and under (as young as 2-years-old) who develop Melanoma is on the rise. From 1973-2009 more than 1200 children were diagnosed with Melanoma. Diagnoses like these have shown an increase of 2% a year. Melanoma is an the most aggressive form of skin cancer. If caught early there is a good chance of survival, but if left to spread it can be deadly. What could cause childhood Melanoma? Sun sensitivity disorders …

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September Skin Cancer Self-Check

The American Academy of Dermatology wants everyone, no matter of  your age or race, to make it a habit of giving yourself yearly self-examinations to safe-guard yourself against skin cancer. Melanoma makes up only 3% of all skin cancers, but is the deadliest. It’s only by early detection and  practicing safe sun protection habits that you can protect yourself and family! Remember!: The sun’s ultraviolet rays are strongest during the midday hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.); …

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Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May–Melanoma Monday. Its simple purpose is to increase public awareness about Melanoma. Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer and occurs when uncontrolled growth of pigment producing cells spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but if not detected early it is 75% more deadly. Facts: Over 2 million cases of skin cancer will …

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UV Skinz Spreading Sun Protection Awareness at the 70th Annual AAD Meeting

UV Skinz Spreading Sun Protection Awareness at the 70th Annual AAD Meeting

Over this past weekend the Founder of UV Skinz, Rhonda Sparks, and the UV Skinz team have been busy spreading the word about the importance of sun protection and skin cancer awareness for our children at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 70th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. This is the second year that UV Skinz has exhibited at the AAD Meeting.  “Dermatologists are on the front line of the fight against skin cancer and …

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Darker Skin Doesn’t Grant Immunity to Skin Cancer

Darker Skin Doesn’t Grant Immunity to Skin Cancer

With Black History Month coming to an end I can say that it has been a busy month! While children have been learning about Martin Luther King, Jr and equality, adults mostly still go about the month as usual–giving no second thought to the perceived importance of the month. The overall importance is awareness. Anyone disagree? It’s awareness of our history as Americans and for African-Americans, awareness about heritage and health. Awareness about the dangers of skin …

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School Receives Grant For Shade Canopy

School Receives Grant For Shade Canopy

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School students returned to school to discover a 12-by-12-foot blue canopy covering one of their play structures. With Palm Beach Gardens being on of the first schools in the district to develop a sun-safety policy as part of a partnerships with the Melanoma Foundation it took grants and fundraising to erect the canopy. They utilized the help of board member John P. Kinney, dermatologist, and help from the Richard David Kann …

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