The MPMA reminds us to check our feet this summer for skin cancer

Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities. Skin cancers of the feet have several features in common. Most are painless, and often there is a history of recurrent cracking, bleeding, or ulceration. Frequently, individuals discover their skin cancer after unrelated ailments near the affected site. The Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) asks that you check your feet for signs of skin cancer and visit a podiatrist with any concerns. While … [Read more...]

New sunscreen regulations push for safer beach-goers this year

As the poolside oasis or beach adventure beckons, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spreads awareness of the newest sunscreen guidelines for families nationwide. Now, products will sport fresh labels noting improved skin protection as well as alert shoppers with warning labels for products that don’t meet the regulation standards for 2013. “I’m thrilled that they are going to be more clear about it,” said Joseph Stutz, M.D., a dermatologist for the Dermatology Center of Rochester … [Read more...]