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5 Dermatologic Conditions that Impact Men Differently

5 Dermatologic Conditions that Impact Men Differently

Many dermatologic conditions impact men and women differently. For Men’s Health Week, we’re highlighting the unique challenges men face when dealing with five common conditions of the hair, skin, and nails. Melanoma Not only are men more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma  – 1 in 27 men will develop this cancer in his lifetime […]

Homemade Sunscreen: A Dangerous Trend

Homemade Sunscreen: A Dangerous Trend

This weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer. While we encourage you to turn to Pinterest for delicious picnic recipes, fun poolside activities, and cute home decor ideas, we also urge you to scroll past the DIY sunscreen directions. The desire to take the “kitchen sink” approach to sun protection is understandable. You want […]

Fashionably Safe

Fashionably Safe

Preventing skin cancer doesn’t stop at spot checks, sunscreen, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. And, because we can’t always be indoors during the day, opting for a skin-smart look is increasingly important. To stay fashionably safe, we recommend these additions to your summer wardrobe: Heads Up, Hats […]

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, […]

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