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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...

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,...

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...

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...