18 articles Tag health

Guest post: The Importance of Sun Protection for Men and Boys

Guest post: The Importance of Sun Protection for Men and Boys

Today’s post is written by Wendy from ABCs and Garden Peas. She recently reviewed UV Skinz and definitely knows the benefit of teaching healthy sun protection habits. She also blogs on topics such as real food, attachment parenting, breastfeeding, natural/organic brands, gardening, and local treasures! Read on to find out the importance of sun protection for men and boys… My son and his daddy might as well be attached at the hip. Everywhere Daddy goes, my little man …

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20 Nice Ways to Show Your Support

20 Nice Ways to Show Your Support

The diagnosis of cancer or any other life-threatening disease can hit like a ton of bricks and can leave the lives it touches in shambles. In these times of uncertainty, waiting, and living here are some ways that you can help someone on their cancer journey. Please feel free to add more in the comments section if I’ve left something out. LISTEN. Ask; “How are you?” Let them keep the remote to the TV. Stock their freezer …

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UV Danger At the Nail Salon

UV Danger At the Nail Salon

Most of us take extra precaution to lather up with sunscreen before we head outdoors. We make sure to not forget our hat and sunglasses on a sunny day, but who thinks about the uv dangers we could face while at the nail salon? There have been reports of people developing skin cancer on their hands from repeated use of the uv light nail lamps used to dry the polish. Per square meter of space the uv nail lamps gives …

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What Drives Us?

2010 has been a growing year for UV Skinz. With each step we take, we are getting closer to achieving our mission to “get kids covered” and raise awareness about Melanoma prevention. Under the About Us tab on the main UV Skinz website there are a list of quotes. The title is, What Drives Us? Each quote speaks true to who UV Skinz is. UV Skinz is not just a company, but a personal legacy that must be carried …

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Giving Back!

The count is in and UV Skinz donated back to the Melanoma International Foundation $800!  We raised the donations through our online sales  using the coupon code MIF1015 that was offered by the Melanoma International Foundation.  The Melanoma International Foundation runs only on donations so we are so proud that we were able to give back to a foundation that provides so much for families and individuals fighting Melanoma. We hope to work more with MIF in the future to continue to …

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New Melanoma Drug is No Dud

The FDA approved a fast review of  a new Melanoma drug used in a clinical trial at 125 U.S. cancer centers. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 19, shows about 23 percent of the patients given ipilimumab are alive two years later, compared with 14 percent of those who did not receive the drug. Those taking ipilimumab lived a median of about 10 months, compared with 6.4 months for those …

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Sun-Safety is our Policy

Sun-Safety is our Policy

Recently, I read an article that was making claims that sun avoidance and the excessive use of sunscreen actually increases the risk of melanoma because we are limiting ourselves the healthy amount of Vitamin D that our body needs to fight off free-radicals naturally. That those are the two main reasons why there has been a rise in the number of cases of melanoma. So, if sun avoidance and excess use of sunscreen is actually causing …

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Test your Skin Cancer IQ

Take this test to see how much you know about Skin Cancer… Take the test

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