On March 27, 2019 the SkinCenter Ambulance stationed in Jerusalem, Israel delivered a healthy baby boy!
On April 14, 2019 the SkinCenter Ambulance stationed in Poryia, Israel delivered a healthy baby boy!
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MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States (1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer) but can almost always be cured when caught early, even melanoma. You can prevent and detect skin cancer by performing monthly self skin exams. If you spot anything changing, itching or bleeding return to the office for evaluation. The most preventable skin cancer risk factor is unprotected exposure to ultraviolet light. Protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet light by seeking shade while outdoors, covering your skin with sun protective clothing, applying a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher, and staying out of tanning beds. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, kills one person every hour. An estimated 192,310 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2019. When caught early melanoma can be easily treated and cured. That is why it is so important for everyone to inspect their skin and return for evaluation if you notice a mole changing in size, shape or color.
Do You Use Protection?

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the American Academy of Dermatology is asking "Do You Use Protection?" to remind you to practice safe sun every time you are outdoors. Seek shade, wear protective clothing, and use a broad-spectrum,...

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Ask Dr. G
I was having a discussion with a patient recently who told me about a harrowing experience. This past fall the patient and his wife traveled out west, near the Grand Canyon, and they were using GPS and an app on their cell phone for directions, when all of a sudden they lost their Internet connection. Without a map in the car and with no GPS (internet) they were lost. The couple continued driving and ended up well past the turn they were supposed to take. When they finally realized their mistake, and still with no GPS, they made a U-turn and hoped for the best. They had no idea how far they had traveled past the turnoff, and after a very stressful hour of driving they finally saw the sign they had been looking for but missed. This story ends well as they eventually made it home safe, with the added bonus of an thought-provoking story.  
We have all become reliant on our “connected” device but do we do when they can’t connect? What situations can we and should we prepare for in case of such an eventuality?
In South Florida we are lucky to have excellent cell phone coverage and internet connectivity. However, when we travel out of the area the cell coverage may not be as good, Fortunately, traveling without GPS, which at times can be a challenging, has a relatively straight forward solution. I recommend that you use Google Maps and that you use the download feature so that you can use the maps even when there is no internet connection. It is important to be proactive and to download these maps PRIOR to your trip. I use this same feature when I travel and need a map of the area, even if I will not be driving. 
To learn how to download maps from Google go the following link:
until next month,
Dr. G
954-500-SKIN (7546)