November Is National Healthy Skin Month

Friday, November 4, 2016

November is National Healthy Skin Month, and local Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Centers are teaming up with a number of venues and at least one major employer across northwest Georgia and southeast Tennessee to offer complimentary skin cancer screenings.

Full-body screenings for skin cancer and other dermatological disorders will be offered at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis, as follows:

  • Rome, Ga. - Rome Fall Health Fair on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon at the Rome Civic Center, 400 Civic Center Dr. The public is welcome.
  • Calhoun, Ga. - Engineered Floors LLC on Wednesday, Nov. 9, open to all site employees only.
  • Dalton, Ga. - Engineered Floors LLC on Nov. 14-15 and 17-18, open to all site employees only.
  • Chattanooga - Chattanooga Strong Day on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy, East Ridge, TN. The public is welcome.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than 8,500 people in the U.S. diagnosed every day.

“National Healthy Skin Month is an important annual reminder that a routine screening can save your life,” explains Dr. John Chung, FAAD, FACMS, founder of Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Center, which operates 10 locations in southeast Tennessee (Chattanooga, Cleveland, Hixson, Kimball and Athens) and northwest Georgia (Dalton, Rome, Calhoun, Ringgold and Cartersville).

“Early detection and timely treatment are so important. If you see anything new or suspicious on your skin, schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable dermatologist right away. Don’t wait,” Dr. Chung said.


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Living Well

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The Tennessee Department of Human Services is providing extra support to thousands of families who receive monthly cash assistance through the state’s Families First program. Households with an active, ongoing case in the Families First Program as of May 31 will receive a one-time payment of $450 on their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. This one-time payment will be available ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

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