Archive for Expert Rx

Innovative sun hats from Escaping the Sun in Style

Oct 11, 2012 No Comments

Finding a stylish sun hat can prove challenging. Additionally, many sun hats on the market today do not protect your neck, cheeks, nose, and mouth from the sun’s UV rays. Devra Wathen, founder and CEO of Escaping the Sun In Style™ (ETSIS), an innovative hat company based out of Hawaii offers a smart and sophisticated option. Devra shares her thoughts on her company that’s changing the way people view sun protection.

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In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remember the many people affected by the disease. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can be successfully treated when found early. While no one has full control over whether he/she gets breast cancer, there are simple steps you can take to help reduce your risk.

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Considering self tanning? What you need to know.

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments

Tanning booths are considered unhealthy by dermatologists, but what about sunless tanning (A.K.A. self tans, UV-free tans, fake tans)? While rocking the natural skin look is most recommended, those who cannot ditch the glow should opt for self tanners over UV tanning. First learn how it works. Then how to properly apply it.

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Skin Cancer in Skin of Color

Sep 06, 2012 1 Comment

Only people with light colored skin can get skin cancer—right? The truth is that anyone of any ethnic background is susceptible to all types of skin cancer including melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Dermatologist Dr. Charles Crutchfield III, an expert in ethnic skin care, recommends that people of all skin tones need to protect themselves from the sun.

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Can Vitamin A Help Prevent Melanoma?

Aug 14, 2012 No Comments

If you could take a pill to reduce your chances of getting melanoma would you? A new study appearing in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology provides evidence that taking a Vitamin A supplement may do just that.

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Mayo Clinic Study Provides More Reasons to Ditch Tanning

Jun 04, 2012 1 Comment

According to recent Mayo Clinic study, the incidence of melanoma has escalated, and young women are the hardest hit. Researchers speculate that the use of indoor tanning beds is a key culprit in the rising skin cancer rate in young women.

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Don’t Fry Day 2012 is Friday, May 25th

May 24, 2012 No Comments

Memorial Weekend traditionally marks the unofficial opening to sunburn season and the Friday before has been officially declared Don’t Fry Day. It’s a preemptive strike to put sun damage front and center in your mind. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention wants you to be sun protected; they want you to practice sun safe behavior, teach it, talk about it, and make it as American as apple pie. Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey tells you how to avoid sunburn and make the most of your Memorial Day Weekend.

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Free Skin Checks on Melanoma Monday + Tanning Mom Skit

May 07, 2012 No Comments

Is your FREE SKIN CHECK scheduled? Today, the first Monday of May, is Melanoma Monday and dermatology offices across the country are offering free skin checks as a reminder to get your annual exam. A yearly skin check promotes good health and skin cancer prevention, today and all year long.

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Coolibar Communicates the Importance of Sun Protection to Oncology Nurses

Apr 24, 2012 No Comments

The need to limit sun exposure is not always at top-of-mind when someone is going through cancer treatment, so both health care providers and patients need to become SunAWARE. Coolibar wishes to help oncology nurses recognize this.

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Eat These for a Truly Healthy Tan – UV Free

Apr 16, 2012 2 Comments

While overall health is impacted by diet, skin is significantly affected by everything put into the body as well. With summer nearing, you are probably already searching for solutions to help your skin look its best. If you’re the household chef, take a second look at your grocery list before heading off to the super market. To keep your skin looking healthy and naturally glowing throughout the summer without soaking up damaging ultraviolet rays, fill yourself with food and nutrients your skin, and body, will love.

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