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Rashes: When to see a dermatologist

Rashes can appear as blotches, welts, or blisters. Although most rashes are not life-threatening, some rashes can signal something more serious. If you have a rash, find out when you need to see a dermatologist for treatment. Learn more.


August is Hair Loss Awareness Month®

Thinning hair and hair loss: Could it be female pattern hair loss?

Is your part widening? Have you noticed that your ponytail is thinner these days? You may have female pattern hair loss (FPHL), a condition that affects millions of women. FPHL is actually the most-common cause of hair loss in women. Learn more.


Show us #whosgotyourback

Did you know the back is the most common location for melanoma?

Our new “Who’s Got Your Back?” video demonstrates how tough (and awkward) it can be to apply sunscreen to your own back. We suggest finding a partner who “has your back” when it comes to applying sunscreen. Share the video and tag the person who has YOUR back. #whosgotyourback

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