9 articles Tag dermatology

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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14 Ways to Love Your Skin!

14 Ways to Love Your Skin!

 Moisturize Wear sunscreen daily Seek the shade and protect delicate eyes, face, neck and ears with a wide-brimmed hat Avoid tanning Exfoliate Exercise Stay hydrated Eat healthy Drink less alcohol Cut-down on refined sugar Affirmations; Pale is in! Pale is beautiful! I am perfect the way I am! Cover-up with UV-protective clothing Conduct a self skin check monthly Be aware of any new or changing moles and see a dermatologist if you notice anything abnormal

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Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientists at the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter’s Tremough campus have been researching a way to grow skin specifically to tackle Malignant Melanoma. They first announced their intent to grow human skin back in November 2012, saying that it would take at least 6 months or more to get the full clearance on their ground breaking research. Cancer research is often of single cells, but scientists at the …

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UV Protective Swim Shirts Help Belize Twins Live a Normal Life

UV Protective Swim Shirts Help Belize Twins Live a Normal Life

Over the Summer UV Skinz was contacted by an employee of ProWorld Belize, an organization that gives people the opportunity to travel abroad and volunteer in under privileged communities. Most villages have limited education and inadequate health services. During a routine mobile clinic visit, in the village of Bullet Tree, two young girls were seen by a Dermatologist for a genetic trait disorder. This non life-threatening disorder, actinic dermatitis, is caused by exposure to sunlight (photosensitivity). The UV …

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MY Story; Al Estep from Black is the New Pink

MY Story; Al Estep from Black is the New Pink

grief/grēf/ Noun: Deep sorrow, esp. that caused by someone’s death. Trouble or annoyance. Synonyms: sorrow – sadness – distress – woe – affliction – pain Grief. Its intense emotion can keep us on our path or take over with such a consuming force that we go through with the motions of life not living, just like the one we lost. Al Estep, author of Black is the New Pink, found that after the loss of …

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MY Story; For Jillian

MY Story; For Jillian

I had the honor of speaking with a very passionate melanoma awareness advocate, Susan Hayes. She is a Mother raising awareness for her daughter, Jillian. Jillian was 19-years-old when an irritating mole became more and more bothersome. It began to bleed and so Jillian saw a Dermatologist to have it removed. The biopsy of the mole came back as Stage 2 Melanoma, but showed no evidence that it had spread. Jillian frequented her surgeon for check-ups every …

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Phoenix Hospital Raises Awareness About Addison’s Battle with Melanoma

Phoenix Hospital Raises Awareness About Addison’s Battle with Melanoma

This past May we donated “My First Skinz” Baby swim shirts to the Phoenix Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness month. The same hospital where one-year-old Addison Cox is being treated for Stage 4 Metastasized Malignant Melanoma.  Her mother Brianna Cox was also diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma and succumbed to the disease on February 12, 2012. Since her passing doctors, community and family have been trying to make sense of how …

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A Skin Cancer Fightin’ Super Hero!

A Skin Cancer Fightin’ Super Hero!

I know you’ve heard of Superman and Batman, but they have nothing on the skin cancer fightin’ Super Hero, Captain Cutaneum! His alter-ego is an Arizona dermatologist dedicated to educating people about skin cancer and prevention. (Source: www.abc15.com) This tights-wearing dermatologist uses comic books to educate people about the dangers of melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. “I’m trying to teach about the skin health, skin cancers, sun protection, so I try to give it a …

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May is Here and it’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month

PR CONTACT Rhonda Sparks (209) 536-9200 / rhonda@uvskinz.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – publish before May 5, 2008 The American Academy of Dermatology, as in previous years, has designated the month of May as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month with the first Monday in May (May 5) as “Melanoma Monday”. With the advent of summer, May is the appropriate time to bring public awareness to skin cancer since most are attributable to overexposure to the …

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