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How to remove a tick and prevent future bites

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public’s risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,...
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Study: Most melanomas don’t arise from existing moles

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Aug. 29, 2017) — Additional research indicates that less than half of sunscreen buyers look for broad-spectrum protection As the summer draws to a close, it’s time to start putting away flip-flops, bathing suits and beach bags. But as the seasonal supplies...
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To detect skin cancer early, be alert for any suspicious spots

NEW YORK (July 27, 2017) — Although melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, it’s not the only form of skin cancer that can be deadly. Squamous cell carcinoma, a type of nonmelanoma skin cancer, is not only potentially fatal, but also more common than melanoma — in fact,...
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Actinic keratosis: Pictures, causes, and prevention

By Jenna Fletcher – Last reviewed Wed 19 July 2017 by Daniel Murrell, MD Actinic keratosis is a precancerous growth on the skin caused by long-term exposure to ultraviolet light. It is also known as solar keratosis. Actinic keratosis often appears in groups of several...
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FDA Approves New Ointment for Eczema

Patients aged 2 and older have a new option for treating their mild to moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis). AD, often called eczema, is a chronic condition impacting nearly 18 million children and adults in the United States.  Approximately 90 percent of people living with AD...
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