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Sun Safety: Many Young Adults Don’t Know the Basics

Summertime means living carefree in the sunshine, but a recent survey shows many young adults take that lifestyle too literally.  A recent study from the American Academy of Dermatology found that a third of Americans failed a basic quiz on sun exposure — and young adults did the worst. Forty-two percent of…...

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Melanoma 101: What You Need to Know

Skin cancer diagnoses are growing at an alarming rate.  In fact, over the past three decades, more people have been diagnosed with some form of skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, is the deadliest type.  Many cases of melanoma can be prevented. To protect…...

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Therapeutic Vaccines Showed Long-term Anti-Cancer Effects for Melanoma

When people hear the word “vaccine”, they often think about vaccine’s preventive function that protects people from getting infectious diseases such as flu, hepatitis or Covid-19.  It’s true that traditional vaccines are developed to prevent infectious diseases, but innovative scientists are developing therapeutic vaccines that can treat various non-infectious diseases,…...

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Be Proactive, Reduce Your Risk

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but it is also a very preventable illness. Understand your risk and find out what steps you can take to keep your skin healthy year-round. More than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the…...

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Stopping Melanoma in Its Tracks: Advancing Methods for Early Detection

Results of new study may offer researchers a more effective way to track the evolution of the most aggressive form of skin cancer. Although melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, it is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. But despite its reputation…...

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Sunscreen vs Vitamin D: What you need to know this winter

It’s that time of year again where sunny days are few and far between for many parts of America. Winter strikes down victim after victim with seasonal affective disorder, leaving thousands of people desperate for a glimpse of sunshine. Other people may spend their winters fighting a vitamin D deficiency.…...

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UV Safety Month: What role does vitamin D play?

With abundant beach days comes constant reminders to frequently reapply sunscreen to protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. But as July is amongst the most dangerous month for UV exposure, it has been named UV Safety Month to promote safe and healthy sun protection habits. UV radiation is a type of…...

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A Skin Cancer 101

Let’s just dispel the myths now: There is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Outside of a full suit of armor, there is no such thing as “sunblock;” in fact, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of the term. You can get skin cancer in places that…...

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8 Facts You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

May is National Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month and Melanoma Awareness Month. As skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and the most treatable, when caught early, it’s important to understand what you can do to protect yourself. Background: Each year there are more…...

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