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Do You Know These 6 Signs of Skin Cancer?

June 12, 2020

Your skin is an amazing organ that protects you from the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and serves as a barrier for harmful bacteria and viruses. Like other parts of the body, the skin can suffer if not cared for properly. More specifically, exposure to natural UV light like the sun or artificial UV light like in tanning beds can harm the skin. In some instances, UV exposure can lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In fact, 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer...Continue Reading

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Is the Sun Helpful or Harmful to Your Health?

May 16, 2019

Receiving health advice can be tricky. It can be difficult to track what is good for you and what is bad for you as the scientific community constantly finds new ways that everything from red wine to chocolate to cholesterol affects your body. And there are few things out there that have more conflicting evidence than the sun. We know for certain that the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer. But evidence is building that by avoiding the sun as much as possible, we may be losing out on vital health benefits. Today, we’re going to explore some of the ways that you can incorporate those...Continue Reading

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SPF Challenge: How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

July 24, 2018

With hundreds of sunscreen brands crowding the shelves, how do you choose the best one? No worries, we have you covered! Here are the tips you need to choose the best sunscreen to protect your skin. Understanding Sunscreen Labels Remember, it's important to wear sunscreen year-round to protect against skin cancer and aging. However, during spring and summer the sun is stronger and the days are longer. Wearing sunscreen prevents sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging. When choosing the best sunscreen you'll need to know these key terms: UV: Ultraviolet Rays The sun produces UV rays that are...Continue Reading