17 articles Tag american academy of dermatology

Back to School Sun Safety

Back to School Sun Safety

Summer is winding down and kids all over the country are gearing up to begin a new school year. Parents may be tempted to think that once summer vacation has ended, there isn’t as much of a need to worry about sun safety and using sun protection. However, just because summer is almost over, that doesn’t mean the sun is going on vacation! It is just as important to protect our kids from sun damage …

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What Are The Odds of Sunburning In Your Car?

What Are The Odds of Sunburning In Your Car?

One Saturday morning I planned to take my daughters on a hiking trip. Not a big one, but a nice leisurely adventure to Matthew Winters Park off the Morrison, CO exit. I slipped my girls into their UV Skinz, lathered on the sunscreen, packed a picnic and loaded them into the car. The day was turning out to be an awesome sun-shiny day! Once we hit the highway we could all feel the sun beating down on …

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Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

“Melanoma Monday” is the first Monday in May and the start of many national and local free skin cancer screenings, events, walk/runs and activities geared toward skin cancer prevention and sun-safety. Follow this link to find a dermatologist near you! National Skin Cancer Awareness Month is about overall uv-protection. Take a look at some indoor tanning tips that were provided by the official Melanoma Monday website. Feel free to Facebook, Tweet, and share using email …

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Scan Your Skin For Skin Cancer Using Your Iphone

Scan Your Skin For Skin Cancer Using Your Iphone

The new iphone app, Handyscope, can turn your iphone into a cancer screening device! This is awesome news for those of us obsessed with skin cancer checks by allowing you to capture and save magnified photos of suspicious moles. The Handyscope attachment was created by FotoFinder and actually turns your iphone into a professional dermatoscope. By just attaching the Handyscope to your iphone it gives the camera a magnifying power of 20x. It also comes with an app that could …

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Skin Cancer Sees No Color

An article released in Modern Medicine is touching on a subject that seems to be allowing many people to slip through the skin cancer prevention cracks. Messages of skin cancer prevention and awareness have not been targeting people of color; Hispanics or African-Americans. Studies done in Florida have shown that “Melanoma rates among minorities signal a need for targeted outreach.” The American Academy of Dermatology is promoting Melanoma awareness among non-whites by targeting radio stations, but what is really …

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Wordless/Wordfull Wednesday…Boys will be boys!

Wordless/Wordfull Wednesday…Boys will be boys!

Mommy Files is  hosting a UV Skinz giveaway that ends TODAY! What a beautiful day to be outdoors! They look like they had an amazing time at the lake and what is even more amazing is that they were free to explore and play without the worry of sunburn and reapplying more sunscreen than they needed because all UV Skinz carry a UPF 50+.  Actually when I first saw this picture I had a sigh …

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Melanoma Monday

May is Skin Cancer Awareness and Detection Month and every first Monday of the month  is officially Melanoma Monday. Today is the day; “National Skin Self-Examination Day!” Rhonda Sparks, Founder of UV Skinz, lost her husband to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer,  in 2001. He was an avid surfer and loved the outdoors, but during his childhood he didn’t realize the damage that the sun could do years later. A blistering sun burn …

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