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4 ways to stay healthy this summer (and still enjoy the summer weather)

Posted by Jake Mayes on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »

Summer is in full swing and with it comes a host of great outdoor activities. However, this sunny season also opens the door to some serious health risks if you’re not careful. Here are some ways to keep your body safe this summer, while still enjoying the wonderful weather. Stay Hydrated A relatively simple, yet significantly overlooked safety tip for enjoying the summer weather is to stay hydrated by making sure you drink plenty of water. If ...

Adele Lass: Skin cancer survivor

Posted by Adele Lass on July 24th, 2013 | No Comments »

I am a 72-year-old woman. I was diagnosed with melanoma when I was 69.  I noticed what I thought was a bug bite on my lower leg. Several months later, I went to a dermatologist and he did not think it was anything either.  He did do biopsy though and I was later diagnosed with stage 3C melanoma.  I had 2 surgeries.  One on my lower leg about 5” by 9". The other in my ...

A daily dose of sunscreen may fight aging

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »

It is well known that sunscreen helps protect our skin from sun damage and skin cancer, but now there’s another reason to slather on your SPF 30 everyday: younger looking skin. A new Australian study suggests that using sunscreen can slow skin aging, even in your middle years. After 4 ½ years, scientists looked at two comparison groups; one that applied sunscreen daily and another that used sunscreen when they felt they needed it. Researchers ...

New sunscreen labels: What you need to know

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

New labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration are designed to help consumers make smarter decisions when it comes to purchasing sunscreen. The new guidelines apply to any products that carry an SPF (sun protection factor), including makeup, moisturizer or lip balm. A USA Today article outlines these labeling changes that will help you choose products that best protect you and your family from sunburn and skin cancer risk. Some of the new label ...