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Does What Language you Speak Increase your Risk for Skin Cancer?

Does What Language you Speak Increase your Risk for Skin Cancer?

A study conducted by Elliot Coups and colleagues at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey  was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology this past fall. It discussed their findings about the differences in sun protection habits in English and Spanish speaking Hispanic Americans. The team questioned 788 Hispanic residents of Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. They found that English speaking Hispanics are more likely to be involved in risky sun behavior such as …

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7 Reasons UV Skinz is More Than Just a Shirt

7 Reasons UV Skinz is More Than Just a Shirt

UV Skinz Sun Shirts are more than just a shirt. Some people wonder what is so special about them? Sure, you already own shirts and you could swim in those shirts. Normal t-shirts do cover one of the bases by ‘covering you up’, but a t-shirt provides very little protection from UVA and UVB rays that cause sun damage, sunburn and eventually skin cancers. UV Skinz sun shirts are more than just “swim suits” that …

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UV Skinz Style; A Hiking Adventure!

UV Skinz Style; A Hiking Adventure!

Today’s feature highlights the practical sun protection that can be found in our kids sun and swim shirts. Our Boys Long Sleeve Sun and Swim Shirt  gives your little adventurer perfect sun protection with just one application. Slipping into this shirt is easy and so comfortable he will not want to take it off! (Makes for cozy pajamas too ) The UV protection (UPF 50+) is built in and the material is fast drying, soft, and won’t …

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November Skin Self Check

November Skin Self Check

November is National Healthy Skin Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, which has as its mission the achievement of the highest quality dermatologic care for all Americans. Professionals are our second line of defense when it comes to being aware of any changes in moles, freckles or new appearances of concerning skin conditions. It is up to us to conduct monthly skin self checks and document changes to share with our Dermatologist. Melanoma …

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UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

  UV Skinz Team members put the finishing touches on our booth (#215) this past Friday in preparation for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. The conference is being held in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center from October 26 – 28, 2013. Annually, AAP member and non-member physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and allied health members come together for practical updates and reviews of pediatric practice, research and …

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AIM at Melanoma Walk

AIM at Melanoma is an organization that we have partnered with on many occasions to help further their mission of increasing “support for melanoma research; to promote prevention and education among the general public and medical professionals; and to provide comprehensive and easily accessible melanoma resources for patients, survivors, and caregivers.” Through fundraising, 5k run/walks and other educational events AIM at Melanoma reaches thousands of people across the U.S and many more world wide. In …

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New York Mayor Enforces Battle on Tanning Salons

New York Mayor Enforces Battle on Tanning Salons

New York Mayor Bloomberg is on a crusade against tanning salons. His goal is to monitor tanning salons and warn customers of the dangers of skin cancer from over exposure to UV radiation. Ultra-violet radiation is a know human carcinogen and just one indoor tanning session increases users’ chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent. Bloomberg is nearing the end of is 12 tenure and has always been an aggressive enforcer of public health. — Require …

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