Archive for Educate Others

Some Healthy Snack Ideas for the Big Game…

Jan 31, 2014 No Comments

While Coolibar helps you stay healthy outdoors with our sun protective clothing, we can also help during one of our favorite indoor sports – the Super Bowl party. We’ve assembled some of our favorite snack ideas that will help you and your guests maintain your bodies and minds for a great spring 2014! Check out our Healthy Snacks here.

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Ocular Melanoma: Skin Cancer in Your Eyes?

Jan 30, 2014 3 Comments

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

Jan 18, 2014 No Comments

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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Sun Protection in Winter? Ask an Olympian

Jan 16, 2014 No Comments

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi approach, we’re reminded that protection from UVA and UVB rays is just as important in winter. Olympic skier Julia Mancuso shares tips for sun protection.

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Skin Cancer Rates Rise in US Hispanic Demographic

Jan 08, 2014 No Comments

It’s still a common misconception that darker skin tones are not at risk for skin cancer. The Hispanic population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the US. Unfortunately, along with this increase is an increase in the rate of skin cancer among its members.

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Adding sun safety into the school curriculum

Aug 08, 2013 No Comments

Did you know one or more blistering sunburns before the age of 18 more than doubles your chances of getting melanoma? To promote sun safety, Lisa Richman, executive director of the Richard David Kann (RDK) Melanoma Foundation, presented this statistic as a part of the RDK Sun Safety program to the 6th grade science classes at Independence Middle School.

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World Vitiligo Day

Jun 25, 2013 4 Comments

Today, June 25, 2013, is World Vitiligo Day, a day that aims to increase awareness of vitiligo and raise funds needed for research and education.

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Policymakers Regulate Indoor Tanning for Minors

Jan 09, 2013 No Comments

Research shows that overexposure to UV during childhood greatly increase the chances of developing skin cancer later in life, and many believe that policymakers should take responsibility for keeping kids safe. California stepped up and became the first state in the nation to ban the use of indoor tanning beds for all minors under 18 on January 1, 2012, followed by Vermont on July 1, 2012 – both monumental dates in the anti-tanning movement.

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Get Your Vitamin D, Just Not From UV

Nov 13, 2012 1 Comment

A reminder for all, especially the cold weather states: Vitamin D is essential for healthy living. UVB (not UVA) exposure from the sun causes the body to produce vitamin D; however, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends getting adequate Vitamin D through alternative safe methods.

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School policy in 49 states leaves children at risk of sunburn

Jun 26, 2012 3 Comments

Mother Jesse Michener of Tacoma, WA walked into her home after work on June 19th to find her two daughters had both severely sunburned that day while at school. Horrified, Michener immediately marched into the principal’s office only to learn that the school cannot allow sunscreen use on students due to a statewide policy and for liability reasons. The same policy exists in 49 states.

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