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How Parkinson’s Disease and Its Medication Can Affect Your Skin

Nervous System

Statistics show that a million or more Americans have Parkinson’s disease-a progressive nervous system disease that causes shaking, resting tremors, muscle stiffness, and gait and balance problems. In addition to symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling in the skin, you can have skin problems and be at increased risk for developing malignant melanoma. Potential Risk Although…

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Childhood Melanoma: A Dangerous Form of Skin Cancer

Childhood Melanoma

Although skin cancer isn’t as common in children as it is in adults, doctors are seeing more cases of melanoma in pediatric patients. Statistics show that the number of cases of this potentially life-threatening skin cancer in children increased by approximately 2 percent each year from 1973 to 2009. Melanoma can develop on any area…

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Albemarle Dermatologist Explains Why Sun Protection is so Important

Albemarle Dermatologist Explains Why Sun Protection is so Important - Stanly County

Whether you’re heading out on a hike or just down the street, wearing sunscreen whenever you’re outside is vital. While sun protection is important all year long, it’s especially crucial during these upcoming warmer, summer months. The experienced dermatologists from the Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center in Albemarle, NC, know first-hand how damaging prolonged sun…

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