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Prevention News: Teens Create A Sunscreen Reminder

Prevention News: Teens Create A Sunscreen Reminder

These two New Zealand teens have created a visual reminder to reapply sunscreen in hopes that their efforts will raise awareness about skin cancer and Melanoma.  Danielle Watt and Sarah Mount are participating in a school program called Young Enterprise. Taking sun safety into their own hands they created the Exposure Band, which looks like a rubber watch. The Exposure Band is a sensor that changes color when the wearer needs to apply more sunscreen. When …

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Feature Athlete: David Henry

Feature Athlete: David Henry

David Henry is an avid golfer and uses his talent to support Melanoma awareness. He will never deny that he does it for his mother, who courageously battles the disease. You can read more about them on their MY Story. Here are David’s thoughts on why he chooses UV Skinz UV protective clothing. 1. What caused you to become interested in UV protective clothing? I became interested in UV clothing after my mom was diagnosed …

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Back-to-School Sun Protection List

Back-to-School Sun Protection List

Can you believe the Summer is coming to an end? Even though the beginning of school is drawing near that doesn’t mean you are free to forget about sun protection. Good sun safe habits should continue year round because the sun definitely doesn’t disappear in the Fall, Winter or Spring! It’s important for children to develop year-round sun protection habits to lower their risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Just one blistering sunburn as a child can …

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MY Story; For Jillian

MY Story; For Jillian

I had the honor of speaking with a very passionate melanoma awareness advocate, Susan Hayes. She is a Mother raising awareness for her daughter, Jillian. Jillian was 19-years-old when an irritating mole became more and more bothersome. It began to bleed and so Jillian saw a Dermatologist to have it removed. The biopsy of the mole came back as Stage 2 Melanoma, but showed no evidence that it had spread. Jillian frequented her surgeon for check-ups every …

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Back to School Sun Safety

Back to School Sun Safety

Summer is winding down and kids all over the country are gearing up to begin a new school year. Parents may be tempted to think that once summer vacation has ended, there isn’t as much of a need to worry about sun safety and using sun protection. However, just because summer is almost over, that doesn’t mean the sun is going on vacation! It is just as important to protect our kids from sun damage …

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Mineral or Chemical: What’s Your Choice?

Mineral or Chemical: What’s Your Choice?

Choosing a sunscreen that is perfect for your skin and health is just that, your choice. With so many sunscreens on the market these days how do you decide which one is the best one? There are so many rumors going around about sunscreens that it could all get a little confusing. There are two kinds of sunscreens; chemical or mineral. A chemical sunscreen has the main ingredient, oxybenzone, that absorb into the skin to block the uv …

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Letting Your Inner Glow Shine Through!

 The Skin Cancer Foundation launched this awesome campaign to conteract tanning by teaching  women to love their own glow.  The campaign is called, Go With Your Own Glow.  Tanned skin isn’t always beautiful. Tanned skin now creates wrinkles, leathery-skin, and possible skin cancer, later.  Natural glowing skin is beautiful! Developed to encourage women to love — and protect — their skin, whatever its natural hue, the campaign is relying not just on health and safety information, but also on fashion. Once …

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