Written by Paul M. Graham, DO For decades, people all over the world have participated in an activity that has no scientific backing and is looked upon as a "protective barrier" from the sun. We are talking about a term called a "base tan". A "base tan" is one of the most widely used excuses … Continue reading Beware Of A Base Tan
Sara Wilchowski, PA-C & Paul M. Graham, DO Skin cancer affects nearly 3.3 million individuals each year in the United States. In fact, 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. With each additional year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung, and … Continue reading Actinic Keratosis: The Basics of Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions
Written by Sara Wilchowski, PA-C Edited by Paul M. Graham, DO As many of us get ready to enjoy the summer sun, we feel that this article will serve you well to prevent unwanted, damaging sunburn. Most people are aware that the suns rays are harmful but a lesser known fact is that 1 in … Continue reading SPF vs UPF – What Offers More Sun Protection?
This week marks a very special and important week for nurses everywhere. National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, which signifies Florence Nightingale's birthday. Florence Nightingale's invaluable work saving lives and laying the foundation of the nursing profession has captured the hearts and minds of both nurses and … Continue reading Celebrating the Importance of Nurses: National Nurses Week 2018
Paul M. Graham, D.O. May is Melanoma Awareness Month and this is my opportunity to educate our readers on this very important topic. Melanoma Awareness Month aims to increase awareness about melanoma and the risk factors associated with its development. In this article, we will discuss important information that everyone should know about melanoma. Melanoma is an aggressive form of … Continue reading Melanoma Monday: What You Need to Know!
On April 28th, 2018, I had the honor to speak at the annual Michigan Dermatology Physician Assistant Society Conference in Troy, Michigan on Innovations in Aesthetic Medicine. There was over 60 PAs in attendance with 8 speakers throughout the day discussing various topics in dermatology. I would like to publicly extend a huge “Thank You” to … Continue reading Thank you, Michigan Dermatology Physician Assistant Society!
Written By Dr. Paul M. Graham For many years, dermatologists have observed an increase in skin cancer incidence and aging occurring on the left side of the face more than the right. How can this be? Well, the answer is quite simple and easy to understand. Reuters published a report regarding the lack of sun protection, specifically UV-A radiation, of car … Continue reading Car Windows: Am I Protected from the Sun?