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 [...]
A study finds that med school students’ attitudes that a tan is attractive parallels those of the general public.
Labor Day marks the end of the summer, but for outdoor workers, the risk of dangerous exposure to ultra-violet rays continues throughout the year. For outdoor workers, reducing their elevated risk of skin cancer, means practicing sun protection all year long.
A fundamental tool used for describing skin cancer risk based on skin categories has limited application for people of color.