A Warning About Melanoma Detection Apps

The Dr. Oz Show on important information about the accuracy of melanoma detection apps.

A Warning About Melanoma Detection Apps

In 2012, The Dr. Oz Show featured a melanoma detection app during a segment on health apps called Mole Detective 2 as one way to self-evaluate if you should worry about your skin moles. Recent research into these kinds of apps found that they don’t always work as well as advertised in detecting which moles are harmless and which could be more dangerous skin cancer requiring a doctor's evaluation. As The Dr. Oz Show always suggests,  you should see your doctor who can refer you to a specialist if needed if you’re worried about moles or skin spotsThis new evidence makes that recommendation particularly important.

If you have any moles or persistent sunspots that you’ve never had checked, your primary care physician can refer you to a dermatologist who can make sure they aren’t concerning.

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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