Dermatology

Beating winter’s bite on the skin

[KARE 11, Sept. 18, 2019] Whether we like it or not, winter is right around the corner. With the cold air comes cracked, itchy, dry skin. But there are steps we can take now to shield our skin from the bitter cold. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with KARE 11 News and shared […]

Picking a safe sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, June 1, 2019] As summer gets underway, we should be thinking about sunscreen, but picking the right one can be tricky. A recent study found several sunscreen ingredients were found in the bloodstream after just one day of use. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO News about what is safe for […]

Picking the right sunscreen

[WCCO-TV, May 20, 2019] Navigating the sunscreen aisle can be tricky. A recent study found several ingredients found in most sunscreens were also found in the bloodstream after just one day of use! So how do we know what’s safe for our skin? Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health talked with WCCO about […]

Do ingredients in sunscreen pose a health risk?

[WCCO Radio, May 8, 2019] A new report says some ingredients in sunscreen can penetrate into our blood streams. But do they pose a health that offsets the benefits of sunscreen? Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about the risks and benefits of sunscreen.

Melanoma Monday promotes skin cancer awareness

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2019] As it has for the past six years, Allina Health offered free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, the first Monday of every May. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat told WCCO-TV News that caught early, skin cancer is easily curable, but left untreated it can be deadly.

Melanoma Monday skin cancer screenings on May 6

[WCCO Radio, April 27, 2019] May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and each year Allina Health dermatologists provide free skin cancer screening on Melanoma Monday, May 6 this year. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about the free screenings and why protecting yourself from the sun’s ray is so […]

No such thing as a healthy tan

[KQRS-FM, April 19, 2019] When it comes to tanning, don’t, says Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat. She talked with Tom Barnard on the KQ Morning Show about the dangers of tanning beds and actual sun exposure to your skin.

Protect yourself from the sun

[KARE 11, April 19, 2019] As days grow warmer we may be tempted to spend more time outdoors exposed to the sun’s rays. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat warns we need to protect ourselves from the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays of the sun, especially from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

Ban the Tan: There is no such thing as a healthy tan

[WCCO-TV, April 9, 2019] Unless it’s sprayed on, tanning is bad for you says Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Kevin Christensen. He told WCCO TV that sun damages our skin and the damage is cumulative.

No tan is a good tan

[Barnard Podcast, April 8, 2019] When it comes to tanning, don’t, says Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat. She talked with Tom Barnard on podcast about the dangers of tanning beds and actual sun exposure to your skin.