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The Dark Side of Indoor Tanning 

There are a lot of people who love having a beautiful bronze glow to their skin, but there’s actually a lot of horrible truths about indoor tanning that you may or may not be aware of. A clinical study that interviewed 400 college students revealed that over half had...

Treating Poison Ivy Rashes the Right Way!

Poison Ivy/Poison Oak/Poison Sumac: Contact with plants like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can cause a rash or skin irritation. It is the oil found in the plants that causes the rash. This oil is called urushiol. After you come in contact with the oil, the...

The Dangers of Tanning 

Did you know that tanning greatly increases your risk of Melanoma, one of the most common and deadly skin cancers in the United States? In fact, nearly 400,000 cases of skin cancer have been attributed to indoor tanning alone. The Lie About Vitamin D Yes, the sun is a...
What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Cancer is a medical condition and arises when the body produces uncontrollable and dangerous cells. Skin cancer is diagnosed when the skin cells in the body get out of control. It can lead to the tumor outgrowing the original infected organ (skin in this...
Mohs Treatment for Skin Cancer

Mohs Treatment for Skin Cancer

What you should know about Mohs Surgery:   For people with the more common non-melanoma skin cancers, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma (BCC and SCC), a technique known as the Mohs surgery is often used. Mohs surgery is preferred when treating many BCCs and SCCs....
How to Prevent Skin Cancer

How to Prevent Skin Cancer

One of the most highly recommended skin cancer preventive measure is to avoid the sun’s strongest and harmful rays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. You could spend time indoors during this time. Or if you work outside, try to spend this time in the shade which will also reduce...

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