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Soldiers Reprimanded for Accidental Sunburns

Soldiers Reprimanded for Accidental Sunburns

Marcie Birk, a Health Educator  with the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine reported on recreational and  occupational exposure to the sun. Occupational sun exposure increases a persons risk of skin cancer  by 43-77%.  Many soldiers are usually exposed to harmful rays all the time,  by default of their occupation. Soldiers can be exposed to many hours of UV radiation during unit and individual training. They are encouraged to take the proper sun …

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Skin Cancer Around the World

Skin Cancer Around the World

Sometimes when we think of skin cancer and melanoma we think of it affecting ourselves, our loved ones and close friends. Rarely do we expand our thoughts to think of the people all around the world who are also thinking the same thoughts. Skin cancer and melanoma see no boundaries in race, age, or geographical location. There are some parts of the world that are more affected by the disease than others. I wanted to share an article from …

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FDA Releases New Sunscreen Regulations

FDA Releases New Sunscreen Regulations

Yesterday the U.S. FDA, Food and Drug Administration, released its new sunscreen regulations after 33 years of deliberation. They announced “that sunscreen products meeting modern standards for effectiveness may be labeled with new information to help consumers find products that, when used with other sun protection measures, reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging, as well as help prevent sunburn.” You can access the full press release here. These new regulations will become …

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Melanoma Roadtrip USA

Melanoma Roadtrip USA

Last month, two Melanoma survivors from Australia, Clint and Jay, road-tripped around the US spreading the word about the dangers of tanning salon use. Along the way they interviewed people who have been touched by melanoma, talked with educators and the public while video blogging every step of the way. You can see the video blogs on their website Melanoma Road Trip USA. They want to educate the young adults in the US that melanoma is a deadly disease …

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We Support the United States Swim School Association

We Support the United States Swim School Association

There have been some exciting happenings at UV Skinz lately. We are now the proud supporters of the United States Swim School Association.  They are ‘an association of quality swim schools devoted to aquatic education for lifelong safety, fun and health.’  The United States Swim School Association reaches over one million students a year! You can find a swim school in your area using their directory. As dedicated as they are to water safety, we …

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Melanoma Rates on the Rise in U.S.

THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) — New cases of the deadly skin cancer melanoma are increasing among men and women in the United States, particularly among older men, researchers report. Whether the increase in melanoma signals an epidemic is a matter of debate. However, the rate is increasing among all Americans and cannot be due to better screening alone, the researchers contend. full story – Here

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