18 articles Tag american academy of dermatology

Scan Your Skin For Skin Cancer Using Your Iphone

Scan Your Skin For Skin Cancer Using Your Iphone

The new iphone app, Handyscope, can turn your iphone into a cancer screening device! This is awesome news for those of us obsessed with skin cancer checks by allowing you to capture and save magnified photos of suspicious moles. The Handyscope attachment was created by FotoFinder and actually turns your iphone into a professional dermatoscope. By just attaching the Handyscope to your iphone it gives the camera a magnifying power of 20x. It also comes with an app that could …

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Skin Cancer Sees No Color

An article released in Modern Medicine is touching on a subject that seems to be allowing many people to slip through the skin cancer prevention cracks. Messages of skin cancer prevention and awareness have not been targeting people of color; Hispanics or African-Americans. Studies done in Florida have shown that “Melanoma rates among minorities signal a need for targeted outreach.” The American Academy of Dermatology is promoting Melanoma awareness among non-whites by targeting radio stations, but what is really …

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Wordless/Wordfull Wednesday…Boys will be boys!

Wordless/Wordfull Wednesday…Boys will be boys!

Mommy Files is  hosting a UV Skinz giveaway that ends TODAY! What a beautiful day to be outdoors! They look like they had an amazing time at the lake and what is even more amazing is that they were free to explore and play without the worry of sunburn and reapplying more sunscreen than they needed because all UV Skinz carry a UPF 50+.  Actually when I first saw this picture I had a sigh …

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Melanoma Monday

May is Skin Cancer Awareness and Detection Month and every first Monday of the month  is officially Melanoma Monday. Today is the day; “National Skin Self-Examination Day!” Rhonda Sparks, Founder of UV Skinz, lost her husband to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer,  in 2001. He was an avid surfer and loved the outdoors, but during his childhood he didn’t realize the damage that the sun could do years later. A blistering sun burn …

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