A new study from L’Oreal Research & Innovation reinforces what the anti-skin cancer community has asserted for years – that people of color are not only at risk for skin cancer, but that preconceptions about their immunity to skin cancer stop them from obtaining treatment early. In addition, the researchers presented their findings within the [...]
Our hair curled, in the nicest possible way, when we read about the efforts of hair salon owner Massimo Liguori of Branford, CT, to instruct his staff to look for suspicious, hard to see moles on the back of the neck and behind the ears.
Massimo Liguori, owner of Salon Massimo, spotted moles on three clients, [...]
Today is the fourth anniversary of Don’t Fry Day, a reminder by the National Skin Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to begin the summer by committing to effective sun protection.
Skin cancer in the United States is at epidemic levels. If you are reading this, you already may have had some sun protection education and you [...]
We have nothing but respect for local newspapers and television. They report community news that is not reported by national news outlets, but which is critical for an informed community. And, it’s worth noting that most national media figures cut their teeth on local media outlets, community newspapers and local television. It’s where they learn [...]
A common-sense tactic proposed by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force may have an impact on the behavior of children, teens and young adults.
Or maybe not.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending that doctors take the time to counsel children, teens and young adults on the dangers of sun exposure and tanning beds.
Living in the far northern part of the country, it is easy to forget that spring is arriving in the southern states and that now is the time to really pay attention to sun protection. So for the next few weeks I will take each letter in SunAWARE and let you know how to achieve [...]
To: Minneapolis/St.Paul media
SunAWARE, a Tonka Bay, MN based, skin cancer prevention advocacy group, will host ‘SunAWARE Family Fun Day,’ a fund raising event August 27th at Panino’s in North Oaks (1:00pm-4:00pm). Proceeds from the event will be used for publication of “Connor’s Right Field Save” a book for Little League Players and their families [...]
RN Central posted this list of myths on May 19th in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. It is reprinted here in hopes that the information will encourage you to follow the five steps in SunAWARE. Both prevention and early detection are essential to slow the epidemic of skin cancer. Please help end [...]
Every now and then someone creates an educational game for children that could ultimately help save a life. Smack-A-Mole is one of those games.
While a review was provided in an earlier (May 2010) blog, winter is a perfect time to introduce this game and the practice of routinely checking skin. This is important for both [...]
Use of glass tinting, sunscreens, sunglasses, and sun protective gloves/sleeves helps to minimize UVR exposure while driving.
While I have written several times about the need for skin cancer prevention and detection education amongst non-white segments of the population, recent studies of racial and ethnic skin cancer trends among Florida and California subjects gives clear evidence of need for targeted outreach in these communities. The studies published in the Archives of Dermatology [...]
A study by Elliot Coups at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and discussed in research letter in the Archives of Dermatology shows that a lack of knowledge about the differences in skin cancer is often found amongst those with lower education and income levels. Specifically, the study found that of 1,200 adults with skin [...]