18 articles Tag health

Sun and Summer Skin

Sun and Summer Skin

We are in the dog days of summer–the time of year when we tend to show more of ourselves to the world. More time in the sun can me more exposure to harsh UV rays that can cause skin damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Some of us still believe that a healthy summer glow can only come from basking for hours in the sun or baking in a tanning bed. The …

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Soldiers Reprimanded for Accidental Sunburns

Soldiers Reprimanded for Accidental Sunburns

Marcie Birk, a Health Educator  with the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine reported on recreational and  occupational exposure to the sun. Occupational sun exposure increases a persons risk of skin cancer  by 43-77%.  Many soldiers are usually exposed to harmful rays all the time,  by default of their occupation. Soldiers can be exposed to many hours of UV radiation during unit and individual training. They are encouraged to take the proper sun …

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10 Winter Skin Protection Tips

10 Winter Skin Protection Tips

The winter months can be especially damaging to the skin. The wind blows harder and colder, the temperature drops, and moisture becomes depleted in the skin causing skin dehydration, scaling, and flaking cracked areas. Areas such as the lips, elbows, knees, heels, and hands become particularly parched during this season. UVA rays in winter are as intense and cause as much damage as UVA rays in the summer months. Here are some tips on how …

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Weekend Update: Australia Day

Weekend Update: Australia Day

How did Australia celebrate Australia Day?…Get the details here! Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788. Australia Day is celebrated with community events, spending time with friends and family or taking advantage of the national holiday to rest and relax! Australian citizens also …

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Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientists at the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter’s Tremough campus have been researching a way to grow skin specifically to tackle Malignant Melanoma. They first announced their intent to grow human skin back in November 2012, saying that it would take at least 6 months or more to get the full clearance on their ground breaking research. Cancer research is often of single cells, but scientists at the …

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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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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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UV Protective Swim Shirts Help Belize Twins Live a Normal Life

UV Protective Swim Shirts Help Belize Twins Live a Normal Life

Over the Summer UV Skinz was contacted by an employee of ProWorld Belize, an organization that gives people the opportunity to travel abroad and volunteer in under privileged communities. Most villages have limited education and inadequate health services. During a routine mobile clinic visit, in the village of Bullet Tree, two young girls were seen by a Dermatologist for a genetic trait disorder. This non life-threatening disorder, actinic dermatitis, is caused by exposure to sunlight (photosensitivity). The UV …

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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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