Category: News & Media

Sunscreen in the Schools – New Bill Passed!

Minnesota recently passed an education bill that included a provision allowing students to possess and utilize sunscreen at school without a prescription or physician’s note. Dr. Hook, our pediatric dermatologist and president of the Minnesota Dermatology Society, advocated and testified for this change at the House Education Policy Committee earlier this year. We are so […]

Earth Day & Your Skin

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970, bringing education and awareness to environmental issues. Over the past 50 years our knowledge of the Earth has expanded as has our knowledge of the environment’s impact on our skin. Did you know that the sun is not the only environmental factor that can damage your […]

Mohs Surgery: The Gold Standard in Skin Cancer Treatment

Dr. Bhardwaj and Dr. Tschetter collaborated on an article for Metro Doctors, the membership journal of the Twin Cities Medical Society. Their article discusses the history, indications, and advantages of Mohs surgery. You can read the full article on pages 18-19 below!

Should Students be Allowed to Apply Sunscreen at School?

Minnesota is one of ten states considering implementing a bill that allows students to apply sunscreen at school without a doctor’s permission. A few members of the Minnesota Dermatology Society testified on February 25th at the House Education Policy Committee to allow sunscreen application in schools. The president of the Minnesota Dermatology Society and our […]

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The Truth about Sunscreen: Is it Safe?

Sun exposure is the most preventable cause of skin cancer. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that sunscreen is safe to use and effective in preventing skin cancer. For example, the majority of melanoma cases are attributable to ultraviolet light exposure. Additionally, higher sun exposure in childhood and during one’s lifetime is associated with an increased risk of […]

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