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Skin Cancer Foundation

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  • Heard of Driver's Arm? What About Driver's Face?

     
    Many of us slather on the sunscreen before heading outdoors, but are you applying it before you get in the car for your morning and evening commute? If you're not, you should be, especially if you spend hours a week......
  • Practical and fun cooling tips for all ages

    Practical and fun cooling tips for all ages
    Summer's just about to launch but hot weather made an early start this year. For most, it's an inconvenience, but for others it can be deadly. Here are some practical and fun ways to beat the heat — for children, adults, the elderly and pets....
  • Choose right sunscreen; not all are created equal

    Choose right sunscreen; not all are created equal
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Choosing the right sunscreen may be more difficult than you think.  It may seem like a no-brainer, but, before you hit the beach, you should know all sunscreens are not created equal. "When you look at a label and it says SPF, that...
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hale

    Elizabeth K. Hale, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist and a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. She specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser...
  • Busch treated for non-malignant skin cancer

    House Speaker Michael E. Busch was treated this week for what he called a non life-threatening form of skin cancer -- a condition he attributes largely to his years of work as a lifeguard at a time when sunblock was less effective and often went unused....
  • Don't Forget Sunscreen This Winter

    Don't Forget Sunscreen This Winter
    Although spring may be right around the corner, winter is still here. That means the sun is sitting lower in the southern sky and most of us are spending less time outdoors because it's just too darn cold. When we do venture out, we're usually bundled...
  • The Truth About Sun Exposure

    The Truth About Sun Exposure
    We couldn't do without the sun. It keeps us warm, fuels photosynthesis so we have spinach to eat and helps our bodies make vitamin D. We couldn't see across the street without the sun. But it also has a dark side. Do we even dare sunbathe these days?...
  • How to Use Sunscreen Wisely

    How to Use Sunscreen Wisely
    Sunscreen is commonly hailed as safe, essential body armor. It protects us from blistering sunburn, keeps our skin from wrinkling and helps guard against squamous cell cancer. But the evidence is inconclusive as to whether sunscreens reduce the risk of...
  • Conduct a skin self-exam

    Conduct a skin self-exam
    Skin cancer is easiest to cure when caught early. So The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends monthly self-exams. Your doctor may suggest more frequent self-exams if you have a higher risk for skin cancer. What to Look For Skin cancer can start as a dark...
  • SPF, UV, UVA, UVB ... H-E-L-P!

    SPF, UV, UVA, UVB ... H-E-L-P!
    If you're concerned about getting skin cancer (as everyone should be), you purchase skin products that contain SPF. But do your products contain a high enough SPF value to protect you from the UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer? SPF—What...
  • Tanning With Sprays, Not Rays

    Tanning With Sprays, Not Rays
    We've heard it a thousand times -- sun exposure causes skin cancer and wrinkles -- but who wants to look pasty year-round? And even as the weather gets cooler, Californians love to keep a sunny glow. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Tanning products:...