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November is National Healthy Skin Month

November 2011

Ever wonder what other dermatologists tell their patients? This month, you can listen in. Just click on the links below to listen to podcasts from dermatologists.

Dangers of indoor tanning (1 minute, 2 seconds)
Elizabeth Martin, MD, FAAD
In private practice, Hoover, Ala.

Tips for treating acne (38 seconds)
Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, FAAD
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Tips for managing eczema (58 seconds)
John C. Browning, MD, FAAD
University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas

Tips for treating and preventing dry skin (54 seconds)
Ron Davis, MD, FAAD
Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

What dermatologists tell their patients

Here are a few tips that Dr. Davis shares in his podcast. To prevent dry skin when humidity is low:

  • Immediately after bathing, slather on a hypoallergenic moisturizer.
  • Use hypoallergenic laundry products.
  • Before going outdoors, apply a moisturizing sunscreen to all skin that will not be covered.

Ron Davis, MD, FAAD
Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

In the news

Academy provides newspaper with accurate information
Some people do not realize that a dermatologist's medical education includes instruction and hands-on training in cosmetic surgery. Member dermatologists of the Academy recently shared this fact with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

AADA responds to South Florida Sun-Sentinel article on cosmetic surgery

Academy applauds California's tough tanning law
In October, the governor of California signed a bill into law that will help protect children's health. This new law will prohibit everyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices.

American Academy of Dermatology Association commends California for enacting the most restrictive indoor tanning law in the country

Academy news

Spread holiday cheer, support Camp Discovery
When you purchase your holiday greeting cards from the American Academy of Dermatology, you can spread holiday cheer and help send a child to Camp Discovery. Ordering is fast and easy. Other benefits include:

  • Quality cards at 15% below retail prices.
  • Custom imprinting, with 2 lines free.
  • Profits go directly to the Camp Discovery Endowment Fund.

You can view and purchase cards at:
Greeting cards spread cheer, support Camp Discovery

Application available for shade structure grants
Dermatologists often tell their patients to seek shade. Staying out of the sun can greatly reduce a person's lifetime risk of getting skin cancer.

Because shade is so important, the Academy offers grants of up to $8,000 each. These grants can be used to build a permanent shade structure. The application for the 2012 grants is now available. To be eligible for this grant, an organization must:

  • Be a non-profit organization or public school.
  • Primarily serve children and teens ages 18 and younger.
  • Have an existing sun-safety or skin cancer awareness program in place for at least 1 year.

You can learn more about the shade structure grants and get the application by visiting these links:

Shade structure program

2012 shade structure application

Next month: When to see a dermatologist


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