Dr. Naomi Jeanty is our hero. She is beautiful inside and out and a shining example of courage and tenacity in her daily living with lupus, a chronic medical condition with no cure.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1.5 million Americans currently suffer from this disease, with 16,000 more developing lupus each year. Lupus is an auto-immune condition where the immune system becomes overactive. Antibodies (cells that are normally produced to fight off infection) instead attack organs in the body such as the kidneys, heart, lungs, skin, and joints. Approximately 90 percent of lupus patients are women and most of the initial diagnoses occur between the ages of 15 and 44. African-American women are three times more at risk for lupus than Caucasian women.
Although lupus is more common than leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis, this painful, chronic autoimmune disease remains mostly unknown to the public.
A BIG Thank you to Beauty Insider and Doobop Co-Founder Jodie Patterson and her team for producing a wonderful Google Hangout. Our Dr. Heather was a central part of the #AsktheDermatologist #BrownSkin101 themed LIVE broadcast. #Tunein #NOW
Join DooBop’s co-founder Jodie Patterson & Dermatologist Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd for a Live Google Hangout as they talk #BrownSkin101 , tomorrow, August 28 @ 1PM EST
Debunk brown skin myths. Learn how to clear stubborn sunspots & and diminish dark circles. Experts share must do’s & don’ts for younger skin.
#AskTheDermatologist for tips on maintaining healthy, glowing, brown skin
#doobopbeauty We’ve provided the link to the LIVE Google Hangout below
Jodie and Heather will be joined by #awesome #expert #influencer #bloggers who will chime in with their questions and comments #LIVE. Take a listen and learn #tomorrow!
· Renae Bluitt Blogger & Publicist @InHerShoesBlog
· Julia Conley Blogger @JuliaConey
· Christina Bellevue, Make up artist & Blogger @BelleviewBeauty
Did you know that the number of Americans with skin cancer in the past three decades eclipse the number of ALL other cancers combined.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer every year and melanoma is the deadliest form of the disease, with 9,000 people dying each year.
What’s crazy is that this is a highly preventable disease.
Earlier this month the, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned that there is an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak said our government and public insititutions need to do more to educate people about the dangers of melanoma. What do you think? We think #ittakesavillage
Here’s a simple ABCDEFG alphabet of things to look out for: