Nicole Giardino, RN Joins South Shore Skin Center and Spa in Plymouth

Nicole Giardino, RN has recently joined South Shore Skin Center and Spa, one of the most progressive practices for medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology with two locations in Massachusetts.

In her new position as a nurse, Ms. Giardino will assist the physicians with medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology, which includes Mohs surgery. She will work at the Plymouth location.

Previously, Ms. Giardino was a nurse at South Shore Skin Surgeons in Braintree. She assisted with Mohs and other dermatologic surgeries in addition to managing wound care for the practice. Prior to that, she was a nurse at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology in Marlborough assisting in medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology.

Ms. Giardino holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University as well as an ASN from Regis College and the Lawrence Memorial ASN Program. She was the 2005 Recipient of the Amy L.R. Bean Memorial Scholarship and the Nancy Cipriano Memorial Scholarship.

Ms. Giardino is a licensed Registered Nurse and a member of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.

A native of Providence, RI, Ms. Giardino resides in Kingston, MA. In her free time, Ms. Giardino coaches Lacrosse.

About South Shore Skin Center and Spa

South Shore Skin Center and Spa is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s medical office and the cosmetic dermatology Spa occupy the 6,600 square-foot third floor of One Scobee Circle in Plymouth. South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s Mohs Surgical Unit is located on the lower level.

At South Shore Skin Center and Spa, patient care comes first. The practice’s unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nursing and medical assistant staff are all specialists in dermatology who share a passion for excellence and a commitment to providing the highest level of care to both children and adults in the greater Boston area. Advanced cosmetic services offered include laser treatments such as Fraxel re:pair and re:store Gentle YAG, IPL, Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, tattoos and more. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Restylane,Perlane,and other wrinkle fillers, volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Anti-aging and Cosmetic treatments are both safer and more effective when administered at a physician’s office.

South Shore Skin Center and Spa is located at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3, in Plymouth, Mass. (508) 747-0711 and at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202, in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com

Executive Director of Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation Receives 2 Awards

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Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, RN, MSN, executive director of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, (Hingham, MA) and Mary Mills Barrow, co-founder of Coolibar, have been awarded the American Academy of Dermatology’s prestigious Gold Triangle Award for their “Pretty Prom: Your Skin is Pretty Too” and “Lake Vacation” books.

Maguire-Eisen and Barrow wrote the two books to empower adolescents with up to date and reliable information about the dangers of overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and to offer positive, easy action steps for sun protection. The pair wrote the books as part of the SunAWARE program, that provides information on sun protection and early detection of skin cancer.

The award was presented to the authors at the American Academy of Dermatology 67th Annual Convention held in San Francisco on March 6th.

“Both Coolibar and the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation are dedicated to helping young adults establish healthy, sun-safe behavior early in life,” said Barrow. “And we’re thrilled that our books are being recognized as effective resources for adolescents across the country.”

“We’re honored that our books have received the Gold Triangle designation. Melanoma prevention is a cause in which we are both very passionate. We must do everything we can to educate and empower young people about the dangers of UV radiation because through knowledge and prevention, we can save lives,” said Maguire-Eisen.

During the convention, Maguire-Eisen was honored with a second award, the President’s Award, given by the Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) for exceptional dedication and service to the DNA. Maguire-Eisen was selected among 4,000 DNA members by Karrie Fairbrother, RN, BSN, DNC, president of the DNA.

Maguire-Eisen continued, “I’d also like to thank the DNA for honoring me with the President’s Award. It was quite a surprise and I’m flattered to have been recognized for my contributions to the organization.”

Maguire-Eisen who is a resident of Hingham, was also recently nominated for the town’s “Citizen of the Year” award.

About the Books

Pretty Prom: Your Skin is Pretty Too tells the story of Katie who finds out the sad facts of tanning salons while getting ready for prom night. It is written for preteens and teens to educate them about premature aging and skin cancers caused by tanning. Lake Vacation is for children ages 6-10 and is the story of Hunter and Caitlin learning the importance of sun protection while enjoying the outdoors. This book teaches the five easy steps of being SunAWARE. The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation recently distributed $5,000 worth of these two books to the DNA for educational purposes. Funds to do so were provided from the Ride for Melanoma event that was held in June 2008. Both books are available for purchase at www.coolibar.com.

Each year, the Gold Triangle Awards recognize and honor media, industry, health community organizations, public service and individual efforts that further understanding of dermatologic issues and encourage healthy behaviors in the care of the skin, hair and nails. This year marks the 12th Annual Gold Triangle Awards. For more information visit http://www.aad.org.

About Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation

The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, located in Hingham, Mass., is a non-profit educational foundation established in 2003 to deliver a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to school children in Massachusetts. The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation was created to aggressively focus attention on the need to teach “prevention” or “sun protection” to children and their caregivers. The foundation’s SunAWARE School Program is delivered to children in elementary and secondary schools in Massachusetts For more information, contact 781-875-1SPF (1773) or visit www.melanomaprevention.org.

About Coolibar

Based in Minneapolis, Coolibar was founded in 2001 to bring Australia’s world-leading approaches to sun protection to the American market. Now, Coolibar is the most recommended and tested sun protective clothing company in the United States. Dedicated to the highest quality sun protective clothing, hats and accessories, Coolibar guarantees 50+ UPF ratings for their products’ entire life cycles. The company has extensively redesigned sun protective clothing styles to meet the tastes and needs of active, fashion- and health-conscious American families. For information about Coolibar, go to www.coolibar.com or call 1-800-926-6509.