241 articles Tag melanoma

UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

  UV Skinz Team members put the finishing touches on our booth (#215) this past Friday in preparation for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. The conference is being held in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center from October 26 – 28, 2013. Annually, AAP member and non-member physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and allied health members come together for practical updates and reviews of pediatric practice, research and …

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AIM at Melanoma Walk

AIM at Melanoma is an organization that we have partnered with on many occasions to help further their mission of increasing “support for melanoma research; to promote prevention and education among the general public and medical professionals; and to provide comprehensive and easily accessible melanoma resources for patients, survivors, and caregivers.” Through fundraising, 5k run/walks and other educational events AIM at Melanoma reaches thousands of people across the U.S and many more world wide. In …

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Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed (non-skin) cancer among women in the United States.  About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are: About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

  Photo courtesy of Natural Mommie

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Richard David Kann Foundation

Richard David Kann Foundation

We have had the privilege to donate our sun protection products to a few events hosted by The Richard David Kann Foundation. Their focus on the education of children about healthy sun habits is something we have in common. After speaking with the Executive Director, Lisa Richman, it is easy to feel the immense passion she has for advocating for melanoma awareness and education. The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation was started in 1995 after …

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UV Skinz Style; Girl’s Reversible Bucket Hat

UV Skinz Style; Girl’s Reversible Bucket Hat

Today’s feature highlights the cuteness and practical sun protection that can be found in our kids hats. Our Girl’s Reversible Bucket Hat is the perfect addition to any outfit; with two colors or patterns to choose from it’s two hats in one! The UV protection (UPF 50+) is built in while the wide brim shades the delicate face, ears and neck. A cute and comfortable look for your little girl that is perfect for a fall frolic in the park! …

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October Skin Cancer Self-Check

The American Academy of Dermatology wants everyone, no matter of  your age or race, to make it a habit of giving yourself yearly self-examinations to safe-guard yourself against skin cancer. Melanoma makes up only 3% of all skin cancers, but is the deadliest. It’s only by early detection and  practicing safe sun protection habits that you can protect yourself and family! Remember!: The sun’s ultraviolet rays are strongest during the midday hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.); …

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Skin Cancer is Color Blind

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 needed are more …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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MY Story; Jared Wilson

MY Story; Jared Wilson

I am an award winning professional wildlife and western artist and published children’s book author and illustrator. I am also a multiple cancer survivor at only 31 years old.  I have had melanoma of the eye (treated with radiation) and 3 Mohs Surgeries on my face due to extreme sun exposure.  As a wildlife and western artist I have to spend a great deal of my time traversing the outdoors as I focus on depicting …

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