Be Safe. Be SunAWARE.

Published on 02 September 2013 by admin in 5 - EDUCATE others

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Be Safe. Be SunAWARE.

Labor Day is one of those transition holidays. Although fall will not be here officially until September 22 this year, Labor Day always “feels” as if it marks the beginning of fall. School has started or is about to start and holidays are usually over.
That’s why we can be tempted to over-do it in the [...]

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Today is “Don’t Fry Day,” a timely reminder at the start of summer to be careful not to “fry” in the sun.
“Don’t Fry Day” is the creation of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, a consortium of major anti-cancer organizations, including SunAWARE.  To help promote Don’t Fry Day, a number of government and NCSCP [...]

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Don’t Fry Day

Published on 22 May 2013 by admin in 5 - EDUCATE others

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Don’t Fry Day

Friday is “Don’t Fry Day,” a day set aside by the American Cancer Society and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to remind all of us that with the approach of summer, it’s important to care for your skin. These organizations have partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Weather Association and others [...]

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Don’t Fry Day: Today and Every Day

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 [...]

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Two major anti-skin cancer organizations to collaborate on new educational and research initiatives. With skin cancer at epidemic levels and a shocking lack of education for outdoor workers and people of color, the Maryland Skin Cancer Prevention Program and SunAWARE are joining forces to collaborate in new educational initiatives.

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Guest Blog: Sun Protection for Your Children & You

Dermatologist Jaime Davis provides important advice for keeping your family and yourself sun protected during the hot summer months.

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Kelly Osbourne’s Fake Tan: Bronzed Look Ballyhoo

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.

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These are real children, the children and grandchildren of employees at Coolibar, Inc. (For a complete description of my relationship with Coolibar, please see “About me.”)
The audio is the SunAWARE jingle by children from the University of Minnesota. I love these kids.

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SunAWARE: Detecting Skin Changes

An important part of being SunAWARE is knowing how to routinely check your skin for changes.
Often these changes are discovered in moles or freckles and require tests by a dermatologist to determine what if any treatment is necessary.   DO NOT REMOVE MOLES YOURSELF. Check the size and color against the charts provided by the [...]

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Sun Song is Delightful SunAWARE Education

I’ve just spent three weeks Australia where I was visiting family, talking to sun protection experts and making note of sun protection methods including the ways children are taught to be sun safe.  To my delight, this video was waiting on my desk when I returned.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I [...]

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Illustrating the Need for SunAWARE

A few days ago an article entitled “Taking on the Politics of the Sun” appeared in www.politico.com. The article discussed politicians who have been affected by skin cancer and the need for sunscreen as a defense against contracting the potentially deadly disease.
I was delighted as it is vital that politicians become more active in the [...]

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Extreme Temperatures? Check the UV Index

This has been a summer of extremes.  In Minnesota the temperatures have been sitting at record lows for weeks, while in Texas they have been relentlessly high.  Common sense tells us that when it’s hot, we need sun protection, but did you know we still need it in cooler weather?
One of the best ways to [...]

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