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Why do people get warts?

Warts. Warts are small, benign skin growths that appear on the surface of your skin. Warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). They can be rough to touch and you may also notice some small black dots on the surface caused by clotted blood vessels...

Is basal cell carcinoma curable?

There are proven treatment options that can be used to remove or treat basal cell skin cancers depending on tumor size and location as well as the person’s age, general health, and preferences. Basal skin cancers rarely spread to other parts of the body, but they can...

Tips for Healthier Skin in the Fall Months

As fall begins to set in and the temperature plummets, you may find that the weather is taking a toll on your skin. By the end of the summer, skin damage from the sun, saltwater and chlorine is really beginning to show up. To make matters worse, the dip in...

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...