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Before You Dash Off for Spring Break, Brush Up on Your SPF Skills

Mar 09, 2018 by

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Spring is so close we can almost taste it. In fact, it was while looking for spring recipes that we came across this article in Cooking Light about the importance of making SPF a part of our daily routines, especially as warmer weather activities ramp up. As a board certified plastic surgeon who also specializes […]

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Listen to Your Wife or Partner…They’re the Most Likely to First Notice Your Skin Cancer!

Jun 28, 2017 by

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Did you know that men over the age of 50 have a significantly higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population? While everyone should be performing monthly skin checks and making sure they’re protecting their skin, if you fit the above criteria, you may want to keep extra tabs on skin health. One way […]

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Should Minors Be Able to Use Tanning Beds?

Apr 26, 2017 by

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Shorts weather is here, and the idea of showing of pale winter skin may sound unappealing to many—especially teens who are hoping to don a bronzed body for spring break, prom and other rites of spring and summer. But even though it’s legal in most of Maryland for a teen to tan with a parent’s […]

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Surprising Ways You’re Getting Sun Damage

Sep 26, 2016 by

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We know: you can’t throw a figurative stone without hitting a blog or article about sun damage, tips for preventing it, or options for helping your skin after it’s already happened. However, while you may be clued in on tips for applying sunscreen, how to protect your kids from sun damage, and just what SPF […]

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6 Tips from Physicians for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Jun 02, 2016 by

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According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 3.3 million people were treated for skin cancer in 2015—and 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Despite these startling numbers, many people continue to put their skin in harm’s way day after day. The Cosmetic Surgery Forum recently asked a panel […]

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Curious About Your Moles? Check Out Our Self-Examination Checklist!

Sep 20, 2015 by

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Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer in the U.S. each year. Skin cancer is scary, but did you know that there is a 99% survival rate if skin cancer is found in its earliest stages? The key is spotting questionable moles before they spread.   You might be wondering how to tell […]

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