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October: Sun Safety for Fall Break

October 1, 2018

Before you take off on Fall Break, consider the following sun safety tips for driving. Millions of people obtain a large percentage of their sun exposure when they do not realize it—in their automobiles. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology recently conducted a study and discovered that about 53 percent of skin cancers… Read More

Research Finds Six Factors That Predict Melanoma Risk

July 1, 2018

Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is a health hazard that causes more than 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is estimated that one American dies from melanoma almost every hour (every 62 minutes). Usually fair-skinned individuals who sunburn but don’t tan easily with… Read More

June: The Season for Poison Ivy, Oak, and Suma

June 5, 2018

Warning: “Leaves of three let them be!” This applies to Poison Ivy & Oak, but the warning also applies to poison Sumac which has seven to 13 leaflets on each leaf. Approximately 85 percent of people will develop an allergic reaction such as an itchy, blistering rash when they come in contact with the sticky… Read More

Facts about Sunscreen: Is Sunscreen Safe?

May 8, 2018

Sunscreen helps protect the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can cause skin cancer and premature aging. Annually, over 2 million people are diagnosed with 3.5 million skin cancers. Many skin cancers can be prevented by using sunscreen products, and they have been proven safe to use. Using sunscreen with a Sun Protection… Read More

The Dangers of UV Tanning & the Benefits of Sunless Tanning

April 2, 2018

Over the past 20 years the public has been made aware of the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from tanning devices and the sun. Even though public awareness has risen, the desire to have a tan continues especially in teens & young adults. This fact is evident by the rising melanoma incidents—presently six times… Read More