Skin Care Tips for Dads and Daughters

As the father of a young girl, one of these days—if you’re lucky—your daughter will come home one day worried about the size of her freckles or a mole on her forehead. No, I don’t mean you’d be lucky if your daughter had a skin issue; if your daughter wants to talk with you about her skin (or any other aspect of how she looks), you be on the receiving end of the biggest compliment you might ever get).

Because the skin is one of the first places we see minor blemishes, it’s often the source of major concern—and panic. Here’s some information on common skin conditions that might have your daughter running to you for advice, along with some tips on what to tell her. .
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Wise up, Man

When was the last time you saw a doctor? Well, if you’re a guy 50 or over, it’s probably been a while. And do you know the signs of cancer? There’s a pretty good chance you don’t. According to a recent survey of 12,000 men, nearly half wouldn’t recognize the red flags. There’s little doubt […]

Melanoma: A Golfer’s Family Journey, Part II

Being a professional golfer means I spend most of time in the sun, which has proven to be a very dangerous thing. I found out first hand just how dangerous when I decided to go to the doctor to have my moles checked out. Since melanoma is hereditary, I thought it was the best thing to do.  I wasn’t prepared for what I was about ready to be told. I too had melanoma. Thankfully mine was in the earliest of stages and could be removed surgically. I have had over 22 moles removed, some malignant and others all precancerous. I now take much safer precautions in the sun by using sunblock and wearing SPF and UV clothing through one of my sponsors, UVSkinz.  I am one of the fortunate ones as melanoma is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing cancers. [Read more...]