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Month: April 2013

Five Sun Defenses – Part 3

As we have mentioned in a previous blogs, the five basic sun defenses that you should keep in mind when you go outdoors should include: Avoiding peak hours of sunlight Using sunscreen and/or sunblock Selecting appropriate clothing Keeping sunglasses handy Seeking shade   In the last post we dealt with avoiding sunlight and sunscreen.  Today …

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Five Sun Defenses – Part 2

We have mentioned previously the five basic sun defenses that you should keep in mind when you go outdoors: Avoiding peak hours of sunlight Using sunscreen Selecting appropriate clothing Keeping sunglasses handy Seeking shade   Having dealt with avoiding the sun, using sunscreen and clothing selection…today, we will discuss the last two defenses. Sunglasses Overexposure …

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Five Sun Defenses – Part One

As Dr. Shavin mentioned in a previous blog entry, the five basic sun defenses that you should keep in mind when you go outdoors should include: Avoiding peak hours of sunlight Using sunscreen and/or sunblock Selecting appropriate clothing Keeping sunglasses handy Seeking shade The next few posts will address each of these in a little …

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Sun Protection

The damaging UV radiation in sunlight can lead to many skin problems, including sunburn, age spots, wrinkles, melasma, freckles, allergic rashes, and precancerous lesions called actinic keratoses.  Most importantly, overexposure to sunlight is the major cause of skin cancer, including melanoma.  It is important for everyone to be aware of the damaging effects of sunlight …

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Procedures Performed By Dermatologists

Dermatologists are physicians who diagnose and treat skin disease, as well as help patients maintain the health and appearance of their skin.  Procedures are an integral part of dermatology.  This article will outline the most commonly performed procedures by dermatologists, many of which will be discussed in further detail in future postings. Most all dermatologists, …

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