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Skin Care NewsJun 11, 2011
Acne Awareness Month
June is Acne Awareness Month. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 60 million Americans are impacted by acne at any one time and nearly 80% of people will experience some form of acne during their lifetimes. Even mild acne can benefit from professional treatment.
You may find the following titles of interest to yourself, friends or family.
- Acne in Adults
- Acne in Teenagers
- Acne Scars
- Acne Treatment
- Acne, Mild
- Acne, Moderate
- Acne, Severe
- Topical Retinoids
Sunscreens Remain a Safe and Effective Form of Sun Protection
The American Academy of Dermatology has recently announced a reminder to the public regarding the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens to protect against the damaging effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. As one component of a daily sun-protection strategy, sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Unprotected sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. More than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, affecting 2 million people. At current rates, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. About 75% of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma, and the incidence of melanoma has been rising for at least 30 years.
“Scientific evidence supports the benefits of sunscreen usage to minimize short and long-term damage to the skin from UV radiation and outweighs any unproven claims of toxicity or human health hazard,” said the President of the Academy.“ To reduce the risk of skin cancer and premature aging, dermatologists continue to recommend generously applying a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both types of ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB) with an SPF 30 or higher, in conjunction with other sun-safe practices such as limiting sun exposure, seeking shade, and wearing sun-protective clothing, hats and sunglasses.”
2011 Sunscreen Ranking
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides a ranking of over 1700 sun protection products including sunscreens and lip balms. They considered important real-world variables such as protection from UV rays, water-resistance and other factors.
Look up your sunscreen brand and see how it ranks.
Medication Rebates and Savings
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You may have a prescription that allows you to obtain medication refills directly through your pharmacy. Please call your pharmacy to determine if they can dispense a refill without further authorization from your doctor. The Pharmacy Directory may provide telephone numbers to pharmacies in your area. You should plan on contacting the pharmacy at least 24 hours prior to picking up your medication. This gives them time to prepare your prescription and reduces your waiting time.
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