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Dr Benard Cohen
Sunburn Prevention and Treatment
Your child doesn’t actually have to be burned to be harmed by the sun. The effects of exposure build over the years, so that even moderate exposure during childhood can contribute to wrinkling, toughening, freckling, and even cancer of the skin in later life.
Dr Bernard Cohen comes on the show to discuss sunburn prevention for parents. He will also discuss what to do and how to treat it if your child does get a sunburn.
Dr. Cohen is Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director of Pediatric Dermatology and Cutaneous Laser Center at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and is Consultant, Pediatric Dermatology, at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute, Mt. Washington Children's Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, St. Agnes Hospital, and Bayview Medical Center.
He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1977, completed his Pediatric Residency at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in 1980, served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore in 1981, completed his residency in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins in 1984, and served as Chief Resident in Dermatology during his last year of training. He was subsequently recruited to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he served as Director of Pediatric Dermatology until 1991 when he returned to Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Cohen was boarded in Pediatrics in 1981, Dermatology in 1984, and Pediatric Dermatology in 2004. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology where he served as president in 2002.
Dr. Cohen is the author or coauthor of numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as, the Lancet, Archives of Dermatology, and the New England Journal of Medicine, among others.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
Prom Safety! PSA
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