Archive for April, 2014

Faking A Tan

  Even as I sit chained to a desk on the 11th floor of Mount Sinai reading textbooks on pathology and preparing for the test that will “define the rest of my life”, I can’t help noticing the sun is shining, the trees in central park have started leafing, the birds have returned and the children are playing. Spring is here and heralds that time of year when I start thinking about sun protection in a more serious manner than, “Does my face cream have SPF 15?” I realize that being the whitest of white is not quite the desired

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Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!

  The journey will begin on July 18, 2014 and we all wish them the best of luck! Please see details below to see how you can help Dr. Ellen Marmur and her team reach their goals. Skin cancer. It’s often swept under the rug due to the prominence of its more famous cousins of breast, so called “below the belt” (prostate, cervical etc.), and lung cancers. However, statistically speaking, skin cancer is the MOST common cancer to be diagnosed in the world, with 1 in 5 Americans being diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. Why shouldn’t it get

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