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Get expert insights into the care and treatment of your skin, hair, and nails for a lifetime of healthy habits.

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National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month, which means we're sharing dermatologists' top tips to help you keep your skin healthy year-round.

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Laser hair removal

To help you decide whether this treatment is right for you, read these helpful facts.

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Ask a Dermatologist

Ask a board-certified dermatologist your burning question. It's free. If your question is selected, you'll find a video of a board-certified dermatologist answering your question on the AAD website.

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Why see a board-certified dermatologist?

Learn why it's important to see a board-certified dermatologist and how to find one near you!

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Find a free skin cancer screening

When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. Use this interactive map tool to help find a free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening near you.

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Take the first step to end skin cancer

Support skin cancer education and prevention with a fundraising hike. Join one of our scheduled hikes today, or start a hike in your area!

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Sign-up to receive our free public education e-newsletter which provides skin-care tips from leading dermatologists.


What is the copay accumulator policy being added to your health plan?


If you depend on coupons from your drug maker to pay for costly medication, you may have sticker shock later this year. Find out why coverage is declining and what you can do if the amount you pay for a medication skyrockets.

Download this infographic to learn about "copay accumulator" policies being added to health plans.