20 Quick and Easy Ways to Get Healthier Fast
Check yourself out
"Do a full-body skin check once a month in a well-lit room," advises Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "Grab a hand mirror if you have one. Ask a family member to check out your back if you can't see it. Look for new moles or old ones that have changed or grown (then have a dermatologist take a look). I also recommend a total-body check with a derm yearlytwice a year if you have a personal or family history of funny moles. Early detection is key in treating skin cancer"the most common cancer in women.
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