With Don’t Fry Day coming up, use the Friday before Memorial Day to teach your children to practice safe sun habits. Be safe. Be SunAWARE.
The Environmental Working Group has released a report alleging that many sunscreens which contain vitamin A and its derivatives actually speed the development of skin cancer and that the FDA knew this and failed to report it.
Reaching teens with a sun protection message isn’t easy. But it’s worth the effort. Here are some tips on reaching them.
Interview with Dr. Ellen Marmur, a proponent of tanning beds legislation and a skin cancer survivor.
The Melanoma Foundation of New England and SunAWARE will collaborate on a children’s program using the SunAWARE educational acronym.
An American Academy of Dermatology study ranks cities by sun protection attitudes and behaviors. Study ranks 26 U.S. cities.
Kelly Osbourne is getting some attention for her new bronzed look, a tanning spray on. She is recently appointed spokesperson for a “self esteem” campaign focused on body issues. We’d say she is already doing a good job.
Research Advocacy Network needs melanoma patients to volunteer for a study to help evaluate educational materials provided on genetic alterations.
Dermatologists use skin type as a means of determining risk factors for skin cancer. Knowing your skin types is important for sun protection behaviors.
The Dermatology Nurses Association, a powerful advocate on skin cancer issues, supports the tanning tax and urges revenues be used to fund skin cancer educational programs.
Coolibar’s school hat program provides 50 sun protection hats to schools. Just fill out a simple form based on the SunAWARE advice and send it in. A drawing will determine the winners.