THE SUN IS NOT SEASONAL AND IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN + Some people may have liked tanning much this summer and over the past years with little or no protection against the suns strongest rays +
Over the years extensive sun exposure can catch up with a person in the form of precancerous skin lesions known as Actinic Keratoses (AKs), which can lead to a type of skin cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma. + Most people have never heard of AKs, but should be aware of the condition as they can occur on any sun exposed part of the body. + Adults need to be encouraged to go to their dermatologist to get their skin screenings and also become more sun conscious + Even though summer is drawing to a close on the East Coast the sun is year round and exposure can put people at risk. The good news, when caught early AKs may be treated. + A dermatologist can be made available to help speak with your listeners on tips to protect their skin including available treatment with the topical cream Carac for AKs. Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. In addition, he is director of the Clinical Research Center/Dermatopharmacology at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center and acting director of the Division of Dermatology at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, both in New York City. Dr. Weinberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed an internship in medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He then completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Weinberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, where he has served on several committees, and a member of the Dermatology Foundation. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Weinberg is on the editorial board and is a senior editor of Cutis. He is on the international editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology and the manuscript review board of Hospital Physician, and is a reviewer of Archives of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. His clinical research encompasses a variety of dermatology-related topics, including studies of diagnostic methods in the evaluation of onychomycosis. He has been principal or co-investigator for several clinical trials. In addition, he has written or co-authored numerous articles for professional journals such as Cutis, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Blood, as well as reviews, book chapters and abstracts.