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25 Women: Kristen Costa overcomes cancer

Kristen Costa always wanted to be a mom. When the news came about that she was pregnant, Costa and her husband Steve planned a “baby moon” to Hawaii toward the end of her pregnancy. While she was there, Costa noticed a strange-looking spot on her right arm. Being an experienced plastic surgery physician’s assistant, she …

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Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Aims to Impact Skin Cancer

The clocks have moved forward and with the change in time, we will likely get more exposure to the sun. Unprotected sun exposure has led to some of the most alarming statistics. Here are the facts: Each year more than 5 million people are treated for skin cancer. Every year there are more new skin …

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Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Seek Protection From The Sun’s Harmful Rays

Tallahassee, FL, Florida, June 11, 2012 -- Reminders about the substantial damage sun can do to the skin emerged in this week in a New England Journal of Medicine article about a 69-year old truck driver, who was exposed to ultraviolet A rays through the window glass on a truck he drove for 28 years. …

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Skin Cancer Rates Continue to Increase Especially Among the Young

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, -- It’s hard to avoid the Florida sunshine, but a local plastic surgeon warns everyone to limit exposure to the sun and to be certain that skin is protected with a sunscreen of sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or greater. Ben. J. Kirbo, MD, Tallahassee, FL board-certified plastic surgeon, says that his …

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