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Archive for the Skin Cancer Screening Category

Burn Notice: How to Protect Yourself from the Sun
May 12, 2011

Limiting sun exposure requires a commitment and some planning, especially for those of us living along Florida’s west coast. Read along as the Chief of Dermatology at USF’s School of Medicine puts us all on Burn Notice. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 700 deaths from sun-related exposure are reported annually. Heat exhaustion is one of […]

Nail Salon Dryers Increase Risk for Skin Cancer
September 1, 2010

Link to news piece: By: Linda Hurtado Tampa, Fla – Most of you probably know a lady who gets her nails done and uses the nail dryer in the salon. But did you know medical experts believe those nail dryers may increase your risk of skin cancer? Jane Boccieri plays golf 3 times a week. Despite wearing a hat, […]

What to Look for in Your Sunscreen
June 25, 2010

There are so many sunscreens and it can be overwhelming in choosing the best one for you and your family. Most important is that you use a broad spectrum sunblock effective against UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply often. Sunblock with Mexoryl or Avobenzone give ultimate protection from UVA rays and free radical […]

Proper Use of Sunscreen
June 25, 2010

Sunscreen only works to protect your skin if you use it correctly. The first level of protection is sun avoidance and physical barriers such as wearing a wide brim hat, sun protective clothing, sunglasses, etc. and then the application of sunblock. First check the expiration date of the sunblock prior to applying, if expired then discard. Then apply a liberal […]

Tanning Bed Addiction
June 1, 2010

Hey!!  Would you like a healthy Tan?   Do you want a healthy glow?  Guess what!!  There is no such thing as a healthy tan.  Tanning represents the skin’s response to an injury.  The body tans in an attempt to prevent further damage.  That “healthy glow” may lead to premature skin aging, wrinkles and worse yet skin cancer.  People who frequent […]

Kicking off Skin Cancer Awareness Month with Melanoma Monday
April 28, 2010

Local elementary school partnered with USF Health Dermatologist Neil Alan Fenske, MD
October 29, 2009

  Essrig Elementary School PTA    NEWS                             Essrig Elementary School Covered Court Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Fall Festival   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009, 5:00 to 8:00 pm.     Tampa, Florida – (October 27, 2009) – The Cecile Essrig Elementary School and the School Parent Teacher Association will host a community Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 30, 2009, […]