18 articles Tag health

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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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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