Health Page Archive: Dermatology

Protect Yourself From the Sun

The best way to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is to wear long sleeves and long pants. But if you have a job in which you must wear less clothing, such as a lifeguard, be sure to completely cover yourself with sunscreen. Experts... Read more

Protect Your Child in the Sun

Children love being outside during the summer, but you need to be careful about exposing them to too much sun. “It is best to stay indoors during the midday hours—when the sun’s ultraviolet rays are most harmful—and head outside in the morning and late afternoon instead,”... Read more

When Is a Mole a Sign of Melanoma?

When is a mole worth worrying about? When should it be a cause of concern? Although most moles are benign (noncancerous), they can sometimes be a sign of cancer. See a dermatologist if your mole is new, growing or otherwise changing.“Varied colors within a mole, irregular... Read more

No UV Tanning Is Safe for Your Skin

Working on your tan? Be careful. Any amount of ultraviolet (UV) tanning – indoors or outdoors – can cause cancer and other skin problems later in life.“The first danger with tanning is increased risk of skin cancer, which can metastasize and be deadly,” says Charles M.... Read more

Psoriasis Sufferers Should See a Dermatologist

Psoriasis is a problem that millions of people try to cover up. This fairly common skin condition ranges in severity from dandruff-like scaling to widespread lesions and rashes. Psoriatric arthritis, which affects the joints, is especially painful.“Psoriasis most often appears as dry, raised, red patches of... Read more

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