When examining skin, pay particular attention to any “ugly duckling” lesion that does not match the others; this is the one to watch, remove or treat. I have found this tip especially helpful in individuals with an abundance of moles, freckles, or other skin lesions. — Michelle Owens, FNP, New Ulm, Minn. (177-6)


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