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Today is Don’t Fry Day!

May 23, 2014 No Comments by

Just before the outdoor summer festivities begin in earnest, a reminder: the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated today as Don’t Fry Day. This annual, national campaign takes place every year on the Friday before Memorial Day to help people keep sun safety in mind. Here are some of the ways the council recommends to keep yourself and your family healthy for the summer and for a lifetime:

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It’s Melanoma Monday. How Much Do You Know?

May 02, 2014 No Comments by

As it does each year, the American Academy of Dermatology has designated the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday®. This chance to promote melanoma awareness and prevention is important to us at Coolibar, because we meet people who live with their melanoma diagnoses every day – and because we meet people who are not familiar with melanoma at all. Knowing about melanoma can save your life – and sharing what you know can save others! Here is a short list of what we’d like people to understand about melanoma.

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Warm Winter Olympics All the Better for Sun Protection

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments by

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and we’re reminded once again how important it is to protect ourselves from the sun year round. In fact, sun protection is much easier to overlook during winter. UVA and UVB rays are always a danger for unprotected skin regardless of the temperature or time of year.

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The Sun, Heat and Skin Cancer: Is Tennis Too Dangerous?

Jan 18, 2014 No Comments by

If you’re a tennis player or a tennis fan, you know that tennis requires you to be out in the sun for hours at a time. But even when it isn’t as hot as at was at the Australian Open last Thursday, a larger and less obvious danger remains: how are people protecting themselves from UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer?

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Texas teens bid farewell to tanning beds

Jun 21, 2013 No Comments by

Texas will now join California, Vermont, Oregon, and Nevada in prohibiting tanning beds for minors under 18 years of age.

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Oregon joins the tanning bed “ban” wagon

May 29, 2013 No Comments by

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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FDA works to increase awareness of tanning bed risks

May 07, 2013 No Comments by

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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Tanning bed legislation – where are we now?

Apr 09, 2013 No Comments by

This week, the Connecticut Health Committee passed a bill they hope will ban teens from tanning beds. The state senate and house still need to pass the bill before it becomes state law. Nationally, anti-tanning bed regulations have increased significantly over the past decade due to rapidly increasing skin cancer rates and new studies on […]

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#TanningIsOut: A Pledge for Teens

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments by

Spring break, prom, summer, all the reasons teens say they tan are around the corner. The Melanoma Foundation of New England is asking high school and college students to take the “no-tanning pledge” through their Your Skin Is In program. While the pledge contest portion is only for schools in New England states (Connecticut, Maine, […]

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Are gel manicures Safe?

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments by

Going to the nail salon seems like a harmless act; however, dermatologists are concerned that the newest nail trend, gel manicures, and the UV machines used during the process may contribute to skin cancer and hand aging.

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