Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., Dermatologist, Co-Authors Children’s Book with Mary Mills Barrow on Importance of Educating Children about Sun Protection
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Eagan- October 10, 2012. Every year, millions of children are overexposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This informative book provides five simple action steps to help children prevent skin cancer. As outlined in the book, little league has started and Charles is determined to keep his friends from getting sunburned. When his dad tells him that sun rays can harm skin of all types, Charles finds ways to use the letters in the acronym SunAWARE to explain why sun protection is so important.
The SunAWARE acronym emphasizes: Avoid unprotected exposure to sunlight, seek shade, and never indoor tan: Wear sun-protective clothing, including a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide brimmed hat, and sunglasses, year-round; Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sunburn-protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater to all exposed skin, and reapply every two hours or as needed; Routinely examine your whole body for changes in your skin and report concerns to parents or health-care providers; Educate your family and community about the need to be SunAWARE
Available in various formats, this book makes a great addition to any child’s reading collection.
Amazon (Hardcover Book) and Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Charles-Hits-Home-ebook/dp/B008A1T8AY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349880351&sr=8-1&keywords=little+charles+hits+a+homerun
Nook and iPad: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/little-charles-hits-a-home-run-mary-mills-barrow/1111370071?ean=9780985430122
Dr. Crutchfield is considered one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in the United States. He is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. In addition to his doctorate degree, he also has a master’s degree in molecular biology from the Mayo Clinic. He did his internship training at the Gundersen Clinic and his dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota. He is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School teaching medical students, dermatology residents, nursing students, and other healthcare providers.
In local and national surveys involving physicians, nurses, healthcare providers and healthcare facilities, Dr. Crutchfield has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading and best skin care experts. Honors include “Top Doctor” (Minneapolis St. Paul magazine), “Top Doctor for Women” (Minnesota Monthly magazine), “America’s Top Dermatologists” (Consumers’ Research Council of America), and “The Best Doctors in America 2011-2012” (Best Doctors). In addition to these accolades, Dr. Crutchfield has received the “Gold Triangle Award” from the American Academy of Dermatology, the “Karis Humanitarian Award” from the Mayo Clinic and the “Physician Health Care Hero Award” from Medica, Twin Cities Business and Kare 11 Broadcasting. Dr. Crutchfield is a regularly invited guest on the Lori and Julia Show on myTalk 107.1 radio. Dr. Crutchfield is also the Team Dermatologist for the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.
Crutchfield Dermatology also has an award winning website, ranked as a ‘Favorite Place’ by Google that contains hundreds of hours of helpful, consumer friendly, skin care information at www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com
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