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Keloid scars: Advanced therapies and research to break the ‘overhealing’ cycle

Keloid scars – raised, thick tissue that forms out of typical wounds – can be socially and physically uncomfortable. In this week’s MedBlog, Donald Glass, M.D., Ph.D., discusses standard treatments, advanced therapies, and cutting-edge research on potential genetic causes of keloids. Learn more.

Cancer; Dermatology; Prevention

5 burning questions about sun protection and skin cancer

In the blazing Texas summer, sun protection is key. UT Southwestern dermatologist Elizabeth Savory answers the burning questions about sunscreen, tanning and skin cancer.

Cancer; Prevention

Which sunscreen is best – brand name or generic?

When shopping for sunscreen, many brands might catch your eye. But are brand name products more effective than generics? Rajiv Nijhawan, M.D., discusses what matters when choosing a sunscreen – and best practices for getting the most protection.

Cancer

5 myths about skin cancer prevention – and some truths

Is sunscreen enough to prevent skin cancer? Is our skin protected behind window glass? In this week’s blog, Jennifer Gill, M.D., Ph.D., clears up five misconceptions about skin cancer prevention, and then offers up some truths.