dermatology

Importance of protecting skin from the sun

Importance of Wearing Sunblock

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –Essentia Health is helping bring awareness to the effects sun damage can have on the skin. As July is UV Safety Awareness Month, medical professionals are stressing the importance of wearing sunblock as well as sun protecting clothing on a daily basis. Medical staff say an ounce of sunscreen is sufficient enough for the whole body, but…

Sanford Health to offer free skin cancer screenings

Health officials will be looking for signs of melanoma as part of Melanoma Monday.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Free skin cancer screenings are being offered at Sanford Dermatology & Laser Clinic in Fargo on Monday May 3. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Health officials will be looking for signs of melanoma as part of Melanoma Monday. The free event will be from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. by appointment only. “Being aware of it…

Health Matters: Knowing What Melanoma Looks Like

Melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers

HEALTH MATTERS–May is melanoma awareness month. It’s the deadliest of skin cancers. School is almost out, which means there’s more time to be out in the sun and more dangers for your skin. But summer isn’t the only time to be concerned. Doctors recommend protecting yourself from the sun whenever you’re outside. “Most of the melanoma is from ultraviolet radiation exposure,”…