Adhesive tape helps diagnose melanoma

  RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Skin cancer has some classic warning signs—change of color, irregular borders, change in appearance. But some melanomas, the most dangerous of all skin cancers, aren’t as obvious. Which means patients often have the lesions cut on and then examined. “You are looking at their moles and they may have 10 that […]

Mother’s battle with Melanoma reminder to be sun safe

  RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – With warm, summer weather finally here and COVID-19 restrictions easing, people may now be spending more time outside. That can be a deadly risk if you’re not careful and informed. Angela Bakker, an Australian native now living in the Biggest Little City in the World with her husband and two kids, enjoys being […]

Rashes are another COVID-19 symptom

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) Patients who exhibit some signs and symptoms of COVID-19 can have nasal swab samples taken at a drive-thru testing program. Those symptoms include, high fever, chills, muscle aches, cough and shortness of breath but now doctors say there may be another sign. “Often viruses present as rashes,” said Dr. Cindy Lamerson with Nevada […]

Free skin care kits available to frontline health care workers

  RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – You may have seen the DOVE ad called “COURAGE” showing the faces of healthcare workers on the front lines. The ad was even the topic of discussion during an NPR program called 1A, which is produced by NPR AND WAMU. “What is interesting is, I think about those pictures I am […]

Pharmaceutical company cutting the cost of prescriptions

RENO, Nev (KOLO) For years, the Nevada Center for Dermatology helped patients find answers to their acne, rosacea, psoriasis or eczema problems. As time has gone on, more effective treatments have come on the market. While that’s all great news, for patients like Ariana Kukulica, treatment is tougher than it sounds. “So going through a […]

An unlikely dental habit may have an impact on Psoriasis

RENO, NV (KOLO) A couple of years ago we talked to Shari Lambert and her struggles with psoriasis. The skin disorder could be found on her stomach, legs and arms. What was perhaps more distressing, people’s reaction to it. They think it’s contagious,” says Shari. “For years I wore long sleeves. I mean 100 degrees outside, […]

Sunscreen works if you work it

     RENO, NV (KOLO)”Every day people should be wearing some sunscreen on their face and trailing it down on their neck as well,” says Dr. Lamerson, a dermatologist with Nevada Center for Dermatology. “A lot of damage occurs on the face and neck,” she says. Granted, sunscreen sales most likely skyrocket in the summertime, […]

Sunscreen safety under investigation

     RENO, NV (KOLO) Even though it doesn’t feel like it just yet, warmer weather is coming. And if you don’t use sunscreen year-round, which you should, it will soon be time to break out the bottle or spray can. Experts have drilled home the sun protection factor (SPF), and how sunscreens should protect […]