Dr. Rachel Ness is featured in the fall issue of North Dakota Medicine

It’s really quite simple, said Dr. Rachel Ness from her office at the Fargo Center for Dermatology (FCD). “If you want to protect your skin, the most economical, smartest thing you can do is just good sun protection,” explained the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) alum, noting that even if we can’t alter our genetic profile, we can often control our exposure to the sun. “Whether it’s in the form of protective clothing – a hat or long sleeves – or sunscreen, all of that is going to reduce your chances of getting melanoma, squamous or basal cell carcinoma, and other types of skin cancers.”  CONTINUE READING