DermBlog

Sunscreen and Driving

Craig Kraffert, MD

Recent studies have found that many people don’t apply sunscreen before driving. This is mainly due to the misconception that vehicle glass shields skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure. Unfortunately, at this time this is not generally true.   Read More

Skin Cancer Awareness

Craig Kraffert, MD

Did you know that more than 3.5 million new skin cancer cases are likely to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year? That’s why it’s important for you to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and know how to detect skin cancers early so they may be treated. Read More

Vitamin D and Skin Cancer Prevention

Craig Kraffert, MD

The relationship between Vitamin D and skin cancer is multi-faceted. The reasons are numerous but focus on two conflicting considerations. Traditionally, healthy levels of Vitamin D have been considered to be partially dependent on sun exposure. Yet the amount of sun exposure required for internal production of enough Vitamin D to ensure optimal health increases sun damage and the cumulative risk of skin cancer -- the conflict is a bit like a risk and benefit tango. Read More