San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
While 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetimes, early detection greatly increases survival rates. Monday, May 5, is Melanoma Monday, which marks the beginning of month-long international efforts to raise awareness about skin cancer detection and prevention. First Derm, partnered with iDoc24, Sunscreen Bands™ and Blue Lizard™, is promoting skin cancer detection and prevention with complimentary skin screenings, UV detection bands, and sunscreen giveaways in Mission Dolores Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, from 10:00am-5:00pm. By combining awareness campaigns with the latest technological advances, these companies hope to unveil a new weapon against skin cancers with earlier, more convenient detection, and easy-to-use prevention measures.
First Derm is a teledermatology app by iDoc24 that delivers personalized medical information within 24 hours, even on weekends and holidays when there’s no doctor around. First Derm services are an example of mobile telemedicine, also termed “mHealth”. First Derm dermatologists are board-certified and strive to give accurate information on a possible diagnosis and possible treatment regime, or if a doctor’s visit is needed.
Sunscreen Bands™ wristbands, designed for both adults and children, detect UVA and UVB exposure and change color to indicate when it's time to reapply sunscreen and seek shade. Sunscreen Bands™ have received The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and are approved by Parent Tested Parent Approved as the bands are compliant with the Consumer Products Safety Commission regulations. Sunscreen Bands™, created by JADS International, are currently being sold at CVS, Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen™ originated in Australia, where standards for sunscreens are the highest in the world. Although Blue Lizard™ products are now manufactured in the United States, we continue to adhere to the most stringent Australian standards. Dermatologists, pediatricians, and pharmacists nationwide recommend Blue Lizard™ products.