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Oregon joins the tanning bed “ban” wagon

May 29, 2013 No Comments

On May 9, 2013, lawmakers passed a bill making Oregon the third state, following California and Vermont, to restrict indoor tanning for minors less than 18 years of age. The only exception is if a minor has a Doctor’s note allowing him or her to tan for medical purposes.

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Only Skin Deep

May 28, 2013 No Comments

Cynthia carries a message so full of hope, it transcends the label of ichthyosis—offering inspiration to anyone who is challenged with a physical difference. Ichthyosis is a family of genetic mutations of the skin characterized by dry, scaling skin that may be thickened or very thin, and most forms of the disorder are rare. Cynthia’s belief: relationships, compassion, and her laugh are among the many things that define her. Not her skin. Read Cynthia’s story.

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Melanoma Survivor Tim

May 22, 2013 1 Comment

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE. Read Tim’s story.

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What is Ichthyosis? The answer may surprise you.

May 21, 2013 2 Comments

When someone discovers that I am the Communications Director for FIRST, the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types®, typically, I am greeted with the same three questions: “What is ichthyosis?”, “Is someone in your family affected?” and…“What brought you to FIRST?”

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Melanoma Survivor Vanessa

May 17, 2013 3 Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE. Read Vanessa’s story.

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A letter from a new Coolibar customer

May 15, 2013 2 Comments

Do you remember your first encounter with Coolibar? Customer Deborah was so thrilled about her experience and to find Coolibar that she mailed us this wonderful letter!

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Isn’t it Time to Live SunSmart?

May 14, 2013 No Comments

This month is Melanoma Awareness Month, which provides an excellent opportunity for foundations such as LiveSunSmart.org to educate the public about the importance of living “Sun Smart.”

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Pro Angler Chad Grigsby & family reviews Coolibar

May 13, 2013 2 Comments

Pro Angler Chad Grigsby recently took a trip with his wife and two daughters to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Before leaving, he had the entire family pick out some Coolibar! Here’s what they all had to say…

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Melanoma Survivor Capt. Harry

May 09, 2013 No Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE. Read Capt. Harry’s story.

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FDA works to increase awareness of tanning bed risks

May 07, 2013 No Comments

Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would reclassify sunlamp products and require labeling to include a recommendation designed to warn young people not to use these devices.

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