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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Drive Public Awareness About Skin Disease

I received a press release from October 25, 2011 about American Skin Association. It's not about the alternative medicine but this blog is here to spread the important information about the organizations that help us to remain healthy and to cure different problems, too. That is why I think this can be useful to some of my readers.

American Skin Association was founded by Dr. George W. Hambrick, a leader in the field of dermatology.  The organization's achievements include:

  • Supporting the work of over 133 exceptional young scientists with the vision, drive and dedication to find new and innovative new ways to prevent, detect and treat skin disease.

  • Committing $7.7 million to advance dermatological research - the key to earlier diagnosis, less invasive therapies and, in time, prevention and cure.

  • Providing free instruction in sun safety and skin health to 12 million children, teachers & parents through award-winning, national public school programs, such as The Wonders of Skin: Looking Good, Being Healthy and ASA's newest initiative for pre-teens and young teens - The Skin You're In.

  • Establishing a model laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College, which today remains one of the finest research facilities of its kind.

  • Helping Americans to better understand the often devastating impact of skin disease and the skin's irreplaceable role in good health through a free hotline, publications and a Web site developed with The Rockefeller University.

  • Urging government leaders to support increased funding for research, which is today among the National Institutes of Health's lowest priorities.

For more information on American Skin Association, go to www.americanskin.org

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