Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Color Divide

The issue of skin color is still with us, in the era that some people call "Post Racial" America.
A movie will come out this fall produced by the actor Bill Duke, called Dark Girls. I was interviewed by a reporter from WJLA about this topic. Yes, people still come to the dermatologist hoping to find a way to change their overall skin color. Its sad, but true. Here is a link to some of the conversation that I recently had with reporter Jummy Olabanji.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Give yourself a Birthday gift

Skin screenings can detect cancer early
Baby boomers who baked in the sun during their youth are increasingly developing skin cancer, with 1 in 5 Americans projected to develop skin cancer sometime during their lives, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Early detection and treatment can prevent extensive damage and mortality. Patients should remain alert for asymetrical, multicolored, uneven or large moles or lesions, and patients who do not have insurance coverage can check the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery's website for local free screenings. The best gift you can give yourself is to maintain your health. Happy Birthday to all my fellow Scorpions!