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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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Healthy Holiday Eating

Dec 19, 2013 No Comments by

The holidays are filed with sugary desserts, cheesy appetizers and creamy eggnog all of which are not diet friendly. We’ve compiled a list of tips to survive the holiday and keep your diet on track. So eat, drink and be merry, but within reason.

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Getting Proactive about Breast Cancer Prevention

Oct 01, 2013 No Comments by

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Remembering this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin is a great way to head into October, which is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can be successfully treated when found early. While this month is dedicated to raising funds for lifesaving research, it’s also furthering awareness so more women (and men) can detect breast cancer early on, and even better, lead a healthy, preventative lifestyle.

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Caring for psoriasis in the summer

Jun 06, 2013 No Comments by

If you’re one of the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis—the most common autoimmune disease in the country—summer can be a blessing and a challenge. Psoriasis often improves with warm weather, but many people with psoriasis are also self-conscious about showing their skin. While symptoms of psoriasis may improve due to extra sunlight and increased humidity, it’s important to make sure psoriasis doesn’t flare. Here are some tips from the National Psoriasis Foundation to help keep your skin healthy.

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