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Wordless Wednesday…Caption this!

Wordless Wednesday…Caption this!
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5 Ways to Stay Positive During Your Cancer Fight

5 Ways to Stay Positive During Your Cancer Fight

A positive can work wonders! Found this while surfing the internet and thought that it would be helpful to anyone going through any hard time in their lives, especially those diagnosed with skin cancer or melanoma. You can read more on this at the Gutsy Lady blog. Remember to smile and… Here are 5 Ways to Stay Positive: Think happy thoughts.  Daily Affirmations Questions to ask yourself; “When a negative thought enters your head and …

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Protect Your Eyes from UV Damage and Ocular Melanoma

Protect Your Eyes from UV Damage and Ocular Melanoma

Not many people think about the actual danger and damage that UV rays can do to your eyes. Without daily protection UV rays could cause cataracts at an earlier age and other ailements. Wearing sunglasses, even during cloudy weather, is one way to help ensure that your eyes are protected. The question is, are they really blocking UV rays? An ophthalmologist, Dr. Marc Wernet, tested glasses bought on the streets of New York. He found that the …

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Give the Gift of Melanoma Awareness

Give the Gift of Melanoma Awareness

Sometimes during the cold winter months of gift giving we let sun protection and melanoma awareness slip our minds. It’s during these non-summer months that we should think of it most and prepare for the sunny days ahead. It is only by advocating and showing support for melanoma research that we can ever imagine a world without melanoma. If you are having trouble buying a meaningful gift for someone who has been touched by melanoma …

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Australia Announces National Skin Cancer Action Week

Australia Announces National Skin Cancer Action Week

National Skin Cancer Action Week began on the 18th and will continue through November 24th. Our neighbors ‘down under’ are urging men over 45-years-old to “watch your back.” Men are more likely to work outside, ignore health warnings and may have spent a lot of unprotected time outdoors as a child–before there were skin cancer awareness campaigns. National Skin Cancer Action Week has the support of two former pro tennis players and skin cancer survivors, John …

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WWYD: Mom Forces Underage Daughter to Tan

WWYD: Mom Forces Underage Daughter to Tan

The popular television show, What Would You Do, featured an interesting piece that showed a “tan” Mom practically forcing her daughter to tan at the BOCA Tanning Club on the east coast. The actors were each given a role to play. The teenage daughter was depicted as a fair-skinned, light-eyed, blonde girl while the Mother was unnaturally dark and tanned. The Mom continuously tried to force the girl into the tanning bed while onlookers watched and …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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What will it take?

What will it take?

With skin cancer and melanoma affecting so many young adults sometimes it takes a different tactic to get their attention about the harm UV radiation can inflict on a persons life. How do we get young adults attention? With words? “Natural is certainly healthier.” “No tan is worth your life.” “Love the skin you’re in!” “I like the shade of myself, pasty and proud!!” “A shade of pale is always better for your skin than …

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National Childhood Cancer Awareness; Guest Post for Addison Cox

National Childhood Cancer Awareness; Guest Post for Addison Cox

“Addison has some moles on her scalp and they turned out to be melanoma. I feel like I am living a nightmare!” Not exactly the words I ever expected to hear from my long-time friend, Briana Cox, in September of 2011. Melanoma? You mean skin cancer? In an infant?! How on earth does that happen? Addison was a mere three months old when the Cox family’s world was turned upside down…for the second time in …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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