Medical Review By: Evelina Ingersoll, APRN Most of us know enough to pack sunscreen before hitting the beach, spending the day at the lake or pool or working outdoors. But which sunscreen should you choose? How should you apply it and how much should you apply? And does it expire? Read on for answers to
Medical Review By: Tanya Sperber, APRN You know you’re supposed to wear sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days and in winter, but there are times when you probably wouldn’t think to bother with it. For example, what’s the point if you’re going to spend most of your day in your office? Surprise! You
Medical Review By: Alissa O’Brien, MD Whether you’re in your 30s, 20s or teens, chances are you think of skin cancer as a vague and distant threat, if you think of it at all. But the statistics may surprise you. It’s true that melanoma, which can be fatal, is most often seen in older
For millions of Americans living with basal and squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma, each new breakthrough in skin cancer research & treatment matters deeply. For some, it can mean the difference between life and death. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of productive skin cancer research & treatment activity occurring worldwide here in 2018. There’s also more
If you’re like millions of other people, you’re probably enjoying as much outdoor fun in the sun as you can with friends and family this summer. And you probably know the basics of Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention: Avoiding direct sun exposure (if you can) from 10 am – 4pm, when UV rays are
The Food and Drug Administration announced last month that it was investigating the potential risks of spray sunscreens. Of particular concern to us is the possibility that people might accidentally breathe in the ingredients, a risk that’s greatest in children, who—as any parent knows—are more likely to squirm around when they’re being sprayed. As a
If you got a nasty sunburn recently, here are some treatment options, as well as tips to prevent future burns and a warning about the dangers of catching too many rays. We love this great video as a quick refresher. Sunburn treatment The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends these five steps to treat a sunburn: Don’t
Coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas and sunscreen, lots of sunscreen, are popping up in endless colorful displays throughout stores nationwide! This could only mean one thing, summer is on the horizon! Picking out a sunscreen to protect yourself and your family can be a bit confusing. What brand do I want? What spf do I need?
Water’s Edge Dermatology providing skin cancer and sunscreen awareness to UPS drivers.