Teen Survives Deadly Melanoma

Last winter, 18-year-old Megan Gibbons noticed a strange spot on her cheek. “It looked like a blackhead, but over time it just grew bigger,” she says. Six months later, that blackhead had grown to the size of a pea. She had the mole surgically removed, but a thick red scar from cheekbone to jawline remained. … Read More

New Rules for Sunscreens

Help is here to give you and your skin more protection against sun damage. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instituted new labeling guidelines for sunscreen manufacturers. The new labeling gives you more complete information on how effectively that particular sunscreen protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. Melissa Piliang, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More

Video: Want to Prevent Psoriasis? Exercise More

You know exercise builds strong muscles and a healthy heart, but did you know it also may keep your skin healthy? A new study finds women who vigorously exercise may decrease their risk of psoriasis. Cleveland Clinic dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, did not take part in the study but says the results make sense. “We … Read More