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How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

Summertime is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors, the long days and the warmth of the sun. It’s also the most critical time to be “sun smart.” Being aware of the sun and reducing its long-term ultraviolet radiation exposure leads to healthier skin, slows the effects of photo-aging (including skin thinning, wrinkles, […]

Why Mole Day Isn’t Just for Chemists

Why Mole Day Isn’t Just for Chemists

Anyone who took at least an introductory chemistry class is probably familiar with Mole Day. For me, that always meant a party and no homework (based on my high school chem class); however, since I started working for an online dermatology company, Mole Day has taken on a new meaning. Moles and Melanoma Melanoma, the […]

No Mulligans When It Comes to Skin Cancer

No Mulligans When It Comes to Skin Cancer

Yesterday marked the start of National Golf Month. Unfortunately, in our industry, golfing makes us think of skin cancer. Studies show that recreational golfers are at a high risk of developing skin cancer since every hour, they can receive 3.5 to 5.4 times the amount of UV radiation exposure needed to cause sunburn. It’s not […]

Making Headlines with Teledermatology

Making Headlines with Teledermatology

Over the last few months, the online visit solution offered by DermatologistOnCall® has been making headlines in national magazines and news sites, as well as authoritative medical journals. The ability to quickly, conveniently obtain high-quality dermatology care through a remote, online service is rapidly catching on – as more consumers learn about its availability and […]

How to Remain Sunny on Stay Out of the Sun Day

How to Remain Sunny on Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 3rd has been designated “Stay out of the Sun Day.” Little is known about the beginnings of Stay Out of the Sun Day, but it is believed to have originated as a reminder to people of the link between skin cancer and the sun. It’s probably no coincidence that it happens near July 4th, […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Skin Care

The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Skin Care

For many of us, May, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, is the time to start gearing up for summer. Whether that means yard work, vacation planning, or hosting a backyard BBQ, you’re probably going to be showing off skin that’s been hidden over the winter. To help you get ready for all the fun […]

Melanoma Monday: Test Your Knowledge

Melanoma Monday: Test Your Knowledge

Today is Melanoma Monday, which kicks off May being skin cancer detection and prevention month, and this year’s theme is “Looking Good in 2016” (#LookingGoodin2016). So how much do you know about Melanoma? Test your knowledge below… Q: Is melanoma the most common or the most deadly form of skin cancer? A: Melanoma is the most […]

Seeing spots? Ignore them at your own risk.

Seeing spots? Ignore them at your own risk.

Ignoring rust spots on your car can lead to bad things, but ignoring suspicious spots on your skin can be much worse. Let an online dermatologist evaluate your photos as soon as possible.

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