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How to Properly Help Protect Your Eyes From UV Exposure

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments by

By Susan Resnick: Throughout my career, I’ve seen thousands (maybe even tens of thousands!) of patients in my practice, and one of the most common items that links everyone together is the lack of understanding of the dangers that UV rays pose to the health of our eyes. I advocate for full body protection – broad spectrum sunscreen and UPF clothing for the skin, and comprehensive protection for the eyes.

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Guest Post: A Call to Action from a Skin Cancer Survivor

Aug 06, 2014 No Comments by

This post by Megan Ramey first appeared July 29 on Cancer Candor, a blog from Chris Hanson, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). It appeared on the same day that the US Surgeon General released a call to action to prevent skin cancer in which he called the disease a “major public health problem.”

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The Eyes Have It: Exposure to UV Rays a Silent Threat to Vision

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments by

By Millicent Knight, OD: Are we taking the proper precautions to protect our eyes? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Eyes may be windows to the soul, but they are also windows for harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can cause silent, long-term damage on our vision that may occur decades later.

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Healthy, Beautiful Skin is Made in the Kitchen

Mar 27, 2014 No Comments by

By Hanna Grinaker

Just like you and the rest of the world, I love food. But I like it even more if it is providing me with some kind of health benefit. Even if that health benefit is just to make me smile, or have beautiful glowing skin.

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Help Arrives as the Fair-Skinned Brace for Spring

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments by

So you have fair skin. You may have skin that we sometimes refer to as “porcelain” or “alabaster.” You might be borderline flammable. You might even be Irish. And the spring sun is coming fast, in its ultraviolet glory. What can you do?

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Concluding African American History Month – Or Not

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments by

All this month we’ve been reminding people that African Americans (and others with naturally dark skin) can get skin cancer, too. As African American History Month concludes, we at Coolibar would like to ensure that the flow of information about cancer and skin of color does not.

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What History Tells Us About Skin Cancer and African Americans

Feb 04, 2014 No Comments by

February is African American History Month. Among much else, it can serve as a fitting reminder about a myth that has persisted for too long: African Americans (and those with darker skin tones) can’t get skin cancer. In fact, among the African American population, melanoma – the most serious kind of skin cancer – is much more deadly than among Caucasians.

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Ocular Melanoma: Skin Cancer in Your Eyes?

Jan 30, 2014 3 Comments by

As with all melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancers, prevention starts with education. A terrific guideline: The greater your risk of developing skin cancer through exposure to UVA and UVB rays, the greater your risk of developing OM.

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2014: The Year to Make it Happen

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments by

Perhaps your New Year’s vows for 2014 included a travel destination, a positive health habit, a new adventure or an endeavor you’ve always dreamed about. Here we are, 21-plus days into 2014. How’s it going?

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Treating Dry Winter Skin

Jan 07, 2014 1 Comment by

With record low temps across the US this week, it’s the perfect time to discuss caring for dry winter skin. Cold weather, dry air and low humidity can cause problems for your normal skincare routine. It’s important to take extra care of your skin this time of year so we’ve compiled a few tips to make it easier.

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