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Dr. Michael Huether

The Skin Cancer Epidemic

The Skin Cancer Epidemic

The most common form of cancer in Caucasians is skin cancer.  In fact, in the United States, there are more skin cancers diagnosed than all other cancers combined.  Approximately 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in our country.  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70!

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Dr. Michael Huether

Spring Break Sun Safety

Spring Break Sun Safety

As spring break rolls around again this year, parents, kids and college students head to sunny locations throughout the United States and the world.  They should remember that everyone is at risk for a sunburn, whether your skin is light or dark.  However, the lighter your skin color, the higher the risk of burning.  Paying attention to sun safety will make for a pain-free vacation.  There is nothing worse than missing out on the fun due to a bad sunburn.  Every week I see patients in middle age and older age groups that can recall the exact details of a...

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Dr. Michael Huether

Sun Protective Clothing – The Basics

Sun Protective Clothing – The Basics

Sunlight is made up of both visible light and a damaging form of radiation called ultraviolet (UV) light.  It is this UV light that causes premature aging, skin immune suppression and skin cancer.  Protecting your skin from the damaging effects of UV light will help decrease your risk of developing these unwanted consequences.  There are several ways to decrease UV damage to your skin.  Sun avoidance is the first line of defense.  Minimizing sun exposure by seeking shade during the mid-day or by planning outdoor activities in the early morning or just before sunset will decrease your exposure.  Sunscreen is...

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Dr. Michael Huether

I didn’t know that was sun damage!

I didn’t know that was sun damage!

Many of the skin changes that we see in our older friends, relatives and ourselves are not related to aging, but in fact, they are due to long term sun exposure.

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