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Wordless Wednesday…Starfish Sweetie!

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Parasols For Protection in NY

Parasols For Protection in NY

One Friday and Saturday in June, colorful umbrellas were used to make a bold statement about sun protection and to promote skin cancer awareness in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. Skin Care company,  La Roche-Posay passed out sunscreen samples of their Anthelios sunscreen and provided free skin cancer screenings along with a guest appearance by Yankees very own Brett Gardner. What a statement!  Their event is apart of a larger campaign that they are calling SOS (Save Our Skin) …

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Pterygium; More Than a Common Eye Condition

Pterygium; More Than a Common Eye Condition

If you are exposed to a high amount of sunlight, sand or wind you should be protecting your eyes to avoid Pterygium. Pterygium (pronounced tur-IJ-ee-um) is commonly called Surfer’s Eye. This common eye condition looks like a growth of pink fleshy tissue on the white of the eye. There are several segments of the growth and in most cases it stops growing at a certain point. Scientists have found that this non-cancerous growth usually begins …

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Wordless Wednesday…Babies!

Wordless Wednesday…Babies!
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Does Sunscreen Expire?

All sunscreens expire, but some faster than others. If you have a bottle or tube of sunscreen stashed away in an beach bag from last Summer you might want to check for an expiration date.  Some sunscreens are designed to remain at their original strength for up to 3 years. They may include an expiration date, indicating a date when they are no longer effective. If you buy sunscreen and it does not have an …

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2013 Tanning Bed Legislation

Indoor tanning and its contribution to skin cancer and melanoma has been a hot topic of discussion for a few years now. With over 30 million people in the US who tan indoors annually, the subject affects us more than we think. 2.3 million indoor tanners are 18-years-old and younger. There is a growing presence of indoor tanning beds in salons, spas, gyms and even apartment complexes. In these non-traditional places people searching for an …

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Wordless Wednesday…School Sun Safety Program

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My Story; Tina’s Place

A safe haven was created out of a heartbreaking tragedy. This is Tina’s story… What type or stage of cancer did your loved one have? Tina had a mole in the middle of her back. By the time they found it, it was stage 3 Melanoma.   What was the primary cancer treatment facility involved in your loved one’s care and what was your experience there? Tina  worked with Dr. Hersh in Tuson for the …

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Don’t Fry Day

Today is “Don’t Fry Day!” The Friday before Memorial Day is coined “Don’t Fry Day” in hopes that people will take the extra precautions to practice safe sun protection habits. It’s the weekend when many of us will be hitting the beaches, having picnics at the park and just enjoying the outdoors and long holiday weekend. Keep you and your family safe and let the world know you are by taking the ”Don’t Fry Day” Pledge! …

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Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May–Melanoma Monday. Its simple purpose is to increase public awareness about Melanoma. Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer and occurs when uncontrolled growth of pigment producing cells spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but if not detected early it is 75% more deadly. Facts: Over 2 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year. …

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