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My Story | Connie

My Story | Connie

My name is Connie Pollock and I am 51-years-old. I have stage IV recurrent Melanoma. I have always been a sun lover, whether it be doing yard work, swimming, fishing, or just enjoying the outdoors. Being a nurse, I knew that tanning was not smart but loved the color for the summer. I spent countless hours through the years working on a tan and never stopping to think about melanoma. Then in 2012 I had …

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2013 Tanning Bed Legislation

Indoor tanning and its contribution to skin cancer and melanoma has been a hot topic of discussion for a few years now. With over 30 million people in the US who tan indoors annually, the subject affects us more than we think. 2.3 million indoor tanners are 18-years-old and younger. There is a growing presence of indoor tanning beds in salons, spas, gyms and even apartment complexes. In these non-traditional places people searching for an …

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Don’t Fry Day

Today is “Don’t Fry Day!” The Friday before Memorial Day is coined “Don’t Fry Day” in hopes that people will take the extra precautions to practice safe sun protection habits. It’s the weekend when many of us will be hitting the beaches, having picnics at the park and just enjoying the outdoors and long holiday weekend. Keep you and your family safe and let the world know you are by taking the “Don’t Fry Day” Pledge! …

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Tan Jabs; Harmful not Helpful

Tan Jabs; Harmful not Helpful

With an increase in research and media attention on the harmful consequences of sun exposure and tanning bed use there has been the adaption of a potentially harmful tanning solution. The tan jab. Tan jabs are tanning injections and supplements. They are most commonly called Melanotan II or the “Barbie Drug” because of its alleged ability to induce a fake tan, boost the sex drive and encourage weight loss. In a desperate need to “fit …

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14 Ways to Love Your Skin!

14 Ways to Love Your Skin!

 Moisturize Wear sunscreen daily Seek the shade and protect delicate eyes, face, neck and ears with a wide-brimmed hat Avoid tanning Exfoliate Exercise Stay hydrated Eat healthy Drink less alcohol Cut-down on refined sugar Affirmations; Pale is in! Pale is beautiful! I am perfect the way I am! Cover-up with UV-protective clothing Conduct a self skin check monthly Be aware of any new or changing moles and see a dermatologist if you notice anything abnormal

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Weekend Update: Australia Day

Weekend Update: Australia Day

How did Australia celebrate Australia Day?…Get the details here! Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788. Australia Day is celebrated with community events, spending time with friends and family or taking advantage of the national holiday to rest and relax! Australian citizens also …

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WWYD: Mom Forces Underage Daughter to Tan

WWYD: Mom Forces Underage Daughter to Tan

The popular television show, What Would You Do, featured an interesting piece that showed a “tan” Mom practically forcing her daughter to tan at the BOCA Tanning Club on the east coast. The actors were each given a role to play. The teenage daughter was depicted as a fair-skinned, light-eyed, blonde girl while the Mother was unnaturally dark and tanned. The Mom continuously tried to force the girl into the tanning bed while onlookers watched and …

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