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Nail Cancer Awareness Campaign

Nail Cancer Awareness Campaign

Two Kalamazoo residents, Art Hoesktra and Maria Drawhorn, work to raise awareness and the survival rate of a rare Melanoma. What started off as a discolored nail turned out to be Acral Letignous Melanoma. So rare that only 80 people are diagnosed a year and it is more common for minorities to be diagnosed with this type of melanoma. Hoesktra and Drawhorn share a goal to raise awareness among patients, health care providers and nail technicians. Nail technicians are in …

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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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