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WebMD Gets it Wrong

WebMD is one of the best medical reference guides for lay people on the internet. It runs in-depth, thoughtful and current articles about a host of health related subjects and provides a number of reference tools.
So, although we find ourselves disagreeing with an otherwise thoughtful and well-research piece, we posit our disagreement in a gentle [...]

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As more and more people become aware of the importance of sun protection, a new trend, do-it-yourself sunscreen and make your own sun protection clothing, is garnering attention.
It’s easy to understand. Sunscreens and sun protection clothing can be expensive. And, people worry about the impact of chemicals in some sunscreens.
Recently, at least two publications, the [...]

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FDA Should More Aggressively Address Thriving Market in Melanotan

The news from Australia that thousands of consumers there are illegally buying Melanotan-II to achieve a tan prompted us to take a look at what, if anything, the Food and Drug Administration is doing about its sale and distribution in the U.S.
Melanotan-ll is an injectable drug. Its distributers claim that the hormonal compound activates melanin [...]

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The Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health & Science University has issued a statement supporting House Bill 2896. The bill  is a response to the new figures from the Centers for Disease Control showing that Oregon has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the nation.
According to the CDC, Oregon ranks as [...]

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Gluten Intolerance NO Excuse for Sun Exposure to Obtain Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for health as it helps our body absorb calcium which in turn keeps bones and teeth strong.  Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine” vitamin as exposure to UVR will prompt the body to produce the vitamin.  Consequently, for many years there has been a debate about using nutrition as a substitute [...]

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Grad Student Tackles Big Challenge

Published on 28 January 2013 by admin in 5 - EDUCATE others

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A  grad student is taking on one of the major challenges confronted by the anti-skin cancer community: reaching outdoor workers with a sun protection message.
Kathryn Stensgard is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at North Dakota State University and has made skin cancer prevention her primary area of study.
According to a news report we [...]

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Advice, Info & Resources from Perfect Skin Protection

Here is an image of the superb content available in Perfect Skin Protection. You can download the free magazine from the Apple Newsstand, Health Category or download from this link: http://bit.ly/SRrvV0

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New Edition of PSP Emphasizes Protecting Children

New Programs to Protect Children from UV Rays
Sun protection fashions, melanoma survival & actinic keratosis
also in new issue of Perfect Skin Protection
The new edition of Perfect Skin Protection features steps being taken in countries around the world to protect children from dangerous ultra-violet (UV) rays and reviews new fashions and fabrics designed to improve the [...]

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One of the most devastating elements about a melanoma diagnoses is the overwhelming feeling of isolation.
Contributing to that feeling of isolation is the common response of friends and family who, melanoma patients say, often “don’t get” the seriousness of the diagnosis. “Oh, it’s just skin cancer,” is a not uncommon reaction.
If you or a family [...]

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Passionate Supporters of Beds Usage

Victoria, Australia is in the middle of an effort to shut down tanning bed salons or what the Australians call “solariums” by 2012. Legislation that would provide that is supported by the major medical associations and anti-skin cancer groups, including the Australian Medical Association Victoria, the Skin and Cancer Foundation and the Australian College of [...]

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Some Graphics from Perfect Skin Protection

Yesterday, we did something fun and joined Pinterest, the site for graphics. Pins in our first board are from Perfect Skin Protection magazine which is loaded with wonderful pictures. We thought we’d post these pins here. But better yet, if you haven’t yet downloaded Perfect Skin Protection, do it now. The articles are from world [...]

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Time for Hard Look at Skin Cancer Costs

It sometimes feels insensitive to discuss the financial cost of skin cancer when the personal cost can be so high.  However, given the current economy and the state of our health care system, it is remiss not to take a hard look at the financial burden this disease is placing not only on the United [...]

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