33 articles Tag Prevention

July: UV Safety Month

July: UV Safety Month

July has been deemed “Ultraviolet Safety Month” by the American Cancer Society. It is being sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) so the main focus is on eye protection. Your eyes are very sensitive organs and need to be protected all year round. Snow, sand, grass and water all reflect UV rays that can damage your eyes. Make sure that when you do wear protection that you know what you are buying. The …

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Most Skin Cancer Cases are Entirely Preventable!

By Kristine Willis Everyone is susceptible to skin cancer, however some have significantly higher risks of developing skin cancer based on the genes their parents pass to them. Some inherit specific genes directly related to causing skin cancer while others have a dramatically increased risk of developing skin cancer when UV exposure is combined with genes that affect physical attributes or cause related medical conditions. Be aware of your medical history and your potential increased …

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Self-exams, Screenings Vital For Detecting Skin Cancer

It doesn’t matter who you are, what race you are, your lifestyle or any other excuse you might have, everyone is susceptible to skin cancer so monthly self skin examinations are vital. “When detected early, most skin cancers can be successfully treated. In fact, melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is highly curable when found and treated early. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads …

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The Sunscreen of Tomorrow, Today.

Being a sun-protection company you would think that we wouldn’t want anyone to know about other products out there, but you are wrong. Check out the new products out there, the important thing is that you protect yourself and the ones you love. Here are some interesting items that came across my radar recently: Last night while I was watching “The Office” (best show on television) Season Finale I noticed a very interesting Coppertone ad …

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May is Here and it’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month

PR CONTACT Rhonda Sparks (209) 536-9200 / rhonda@uvskinz.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – publish before May 5, 2008 The American Academy of Dermatology, as in previous years, has designated the month of May as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month with the first Monday in May (May 5) as “Melanoma Monday”. With the advent of summer, May is the appropriate time to bring public awareness to skin cancer since most are attributable to overexposure to the …

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FREE SWIM SHIRTS!!!

FREE SWIM SHIRTS!!!

Starting next Thursday, May 1st, UV Skinz will celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness Month by giving away 3000 free swim shirts! That’s right 3000!!! Buy any product from the uvskinz.com and you can choose one free shirt from the 30 different styles available in the May category. This is a “while supplies last” type of deal so make sure that you act now, because we will run out early.

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Birthmarked for Death

As the temperature starts rising and you start to stare in the mirror and worry about being pale take a closer look at some of those moles, freckles and birthmarks. They might be more than just a cute little dot. It could be a Melanoma spot developing. People at high risk of developing melanoma may have some of the following features taken from http://www.cancernews.com/data/Article/200.asp: · Blond or red hair, blue eyes, or fair skin · …

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Au Naturale

Au Naturale

With the temperature slowly rising as the days go by remember to keep covered in the sun. Avoid outside activities during the peak hours of the afternoon when the sun is at it’s hottest, stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, protect you eyes. I just found these fun facts about how some animals cope with the sun: Chimpanzees avoid the peak hours of the sun, being most active in the early morning and late afternoon hours. Rhinoceroses …

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Lobster anyone?

Lobster anyone?

(Click Lobster Girl for some info on sunburns)

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Why don’t I just wear a normal t-shirt?

A lot of people ask us why they should bother with UV Skinz Swim Shirts. Sure you already own shirts that you could swim in. Sure they protect you a little bit, but consider the following: • Microfiber – Our unique blend of material blocks out 98% of all UV ray; a cotton t-shirt blocks out much less • Holds Shape – Cotton t-shirts stretch when wet, which drops the protection to UPF 5 or …

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