SAMPOSIUM 2019: Bringing students together for education, awareness and the prevention of melanoma

SAMPOSIUM 2019: Bringing students together for education, awareness and the prevention of melanoma

On October 12, over 100 students representing seven Palm Beach County Florida schools gathered at the Keiser University Flagship Campus in West Palm Beach for the 2019 RDK Melanoma Foundation Students Against Melanoma SAMPOSIUM. The purpose: to bring peers together...
Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Sunscreen in Florida Schools

Florida will finally be joining the list of states that allows students to use sunscreen at school. For years sunscreen has been viewed as an over the counter drug similar to Advil and Aspirin by the FDA. Because of this categorization and the concern that some...
Melanoma Rates Rise Steeply Among Women Ages 18 – 39

Melanoma Rates Rise Steeply Among Women Ages 18 – 39

A recent study by the American Academy of Dermatology revealed an alarming trend in skin cancer rates among Caucasian women. “Research presented at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting in New York shows that between 1970 and 2009, rates of melanoma,...
Why Israel’s skin cancer rates are dropping

Why Israel’s skin cancer rates are dropping

In these hot summer months when we’re all outdoors and enjoying the sun, it’s more important than ever to protect against skin cancer. While the sun offers us much needed vitamin D, there are also unfortunately many harmful effects of too much sun exposure. In this...
While Smart phone Apps Can Be Helpful Raising Skin Cancer Awareness, They Are Not A Replacement For Regular Dermatology Appointments

While Smart phone Apps Can Be Helpful Raising Skin Cancer Awareness, They Are Not A Replacement For Regular Dermatology Appointments

There are several smartphone apps that claim to be able to analyze photos of moles and determine if there are irregularities that need the attention of a dermatologist. However, one should not rely on an app to diagnose skin problems. According to Diane Berson, a...

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