Items Tagged ‘dermatology’

Protect Now to Prevent Damage

August 28, 2019

Protect Now to Prevent Damage

By uclahealth uclahealth

“As a dermatologist, I diagnose skin cancer multiple times every single day,” says Dr. Emily Newsom, assistant clinical professor at UCLA Division of Dermatology. “We’re promoting our sunscreen dispenser kiosks which are completely free to the public. UCLA Health partnered with the cities of Santa Monica and Malibu, Brightguard and IMPACT Melanoma, which is a […]

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Tags: brightguard, dermatology, Dr Emily Newsom, featured, melanoma, People of UCLA Health, sunscreen, sunscreen kiosks


Free Sunscreen

August 28, 2019

Free Sunscreen

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I use sunscreen to prevent sunburns,” says Irene Tam, a tourist visiting from Macao. Local residents and visitors alike can enjoy the 50 sunscreen towers in Santa Monica and Malibu. Not pictured, Dr. Emily Newsom, a dermatologist says, “These kiosks, which are completely free to the public, are going to be here through the end […]

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Tags: dermatology, featured, patient story, People of UCLA Health, sun exposure, sun protection, sun protection factor, sunscreen


Be Yourself, We Accept U

July 8, 2019

Be Yourself, We Accept U

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are celebrating the choice of anybody can love whoever they want to love,” says Sharon Reyes, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works in the department of dermatology at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are at PRIDE, celebrating love. It’s really important that UCLA Health be at PRIDE because it lets people know […]

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Tags: community engagement, dermatology, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, volunteer


FDA To Update Sunscreen Regulations

May 24, 2019

FDA To Update Sunscreen Regulations

By uclahealth uclahealth

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime, but that risk can be minimized with the use of sunscreen. While sunscreen use has increased over the years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t updated some sunscreen requirements in decades. Now, a proposed FDA rule seeks to improve the […]

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Tags: dermatology, FDA regulations, skin care, sunscreen, sunscreen requirement, UCLA Dermatology


Red, scaly skin: Should you be concerned?

December 3, 2017

Red, scaly skin: Should you be concerned?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Dry, scaly skin is a common winter annoyance for many. But some people experience those symptoms year-round — with more frequency and more intensity. These individuals could be living with plaque psoriasis, a disease that forms a red, scaly rash on the body. Dermatologists believe that psoriasis is a type of autoimmune disease where the […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, dermatology, dry skin, guttate psoriasis, itching, moisturizing, psoriasis, psoriasis triggers, psoriatic arthritis, pustular psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, scaly skin


A doctor's note for sunscreen at school? Why that's a mistake

August 23, 2017

A doctor’s note for sunscreen at school? Why that’s a mistake

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

An estimated 80 percent of a person’s exposure to ultraviolet radiation — most of it from sunlight — occurs before the age of 18. Sunscreen is one of our primary defense mechanisms against ultraviolet radiation, but schools across the United States face a challenge because the Food and Drug Administration classifies sunscreen as an over-the-counter […]

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Tags: back to school, broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Marcia Hogeling, melanoma, pediatric, pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun


While winter skies may look dreary, protecting your skin is still “in”

January 17, 2017

While winter skies may look dreary, protecting your skin is still “in”

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

When weather forecasts are filled with predictions of wind, rain and frosty temperatures, it’s easy to forget that the sun and its potentially harmful rays are still out there.  Even during the dead of winter, it is still important to protect your skin.  Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and a recent […]

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Tags: acral lentiginous melanoma, bleeding mole, blemish, cancer, dark spots, dermatologist, dermatology, Dr. Anabella Pascucci, Dr. Paul Levins, environmental factors, facial blemishes, full-body skin exam


Super skin: Seven ways to get a healthy glow

November 9, 2016

Super skin: Seven ways to get a healthy glow

By uclahealth uclahealth

We’d all love skin that glows with health, inside and out. To mark National Healthy Skin Month, we asked Hayley Goldbach, MD, UCLA dermatology resident, to share her top tips for healthy skin. 1. Start from the inside. Good overall health equals good skin, so cover your bases: Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and […]

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Tags: abrasive cleansers, acne, dermatologist, dermatology, diet, Dr Hayley Goldbach, dry skin, fight acne, healthy diet, healthy skin, moisturizing, national healthy skin month


What to be aware of before getting a tattoo

September 29, 2016

What to be aware of before getting a tattoo

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Tattoos are extremely common. Many people have them, and many people have never experienced any issues from them. But is tattooing completely safe? For the vast majority of people who get tattoos, tattooing is a safe procedure. With that said, there are still some things you should be aware of before bringing needle to skin. […]

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Tags: dermatology, Dr Hayley Goldbach, hepatitis C, HIV, tattoo, tattooing, tattoos


Your year-round guide to sunscreen

August 8, 2016

Your year-round guide to sunscreen

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean our sun protection habits should go dark. Even on a cloudy day, many of the sun’s rays can still reach us and cause trouble if we’re not protecting our skin. Thankfully, sunscreen can be a huge help. But just what do we need to […]

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Tags: broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Dr. Lorraine Young, skin care, sun protection factor, sunscreen