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Win Sun Protective Hats for Your School

May 01, 2013 2 Comments

Coolibar’s school sun hat contest is now open for entries! If you have a child in school or are a teacher, enter to win up to 50 kids hats for your classroom! We’ll be drawing the names of five lucky winners.

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Apr 30, 2013 2 Comments

As we emerge from winter hibernation, we must once again be SunAWARE this summer. Remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and a history of sunburn is preventable risk factors for skin cancer. And since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to re-commit to a sun-safe lifestyle. In fact, we’ve collected a few ideas to help you do it.

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“Cool”ibar on Earth Day

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

As a Coolibar sun protective clothing fan, you can not only feel good about protecting your skin, but protecting a bit of the earth as well.

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Tanning bed legislation – where are we now?

Apr 09, 2013 No Comments

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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Don’t be fooled by sunscreen labels any longer!

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

This April Fools, we’re not fooling around – at least about sunscreen. Almost two years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their new sunscreen labeling requirements (first announced June 14, 2011), we’re now seeing both small and large sunscreen vendors roll-out new labeling, packaging, and in some cases, improved products. These changes will allow consumers to better understand a sunscreen’s ability to protect against UVA and UVB sun damage, skin cancer and skin aging.

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Preventing A Pediatric Disease – Skin Cancer

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

Skin cancer is a preventable pediatric disease if sun protective habits start at an early age. Children spend more time outside than adults. As a result, most sun damage occurs before age 18. Chicago based Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation (PSPF) is educating children and families on the importance of sun protection – to end skin cancer one child at a time.

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#TanningIsOut: A Pledge for Teens

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

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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Coach Dunbar talks sunburn

Mar 19, 2013 No Comments

NY Jets DL Coach Karl Dunbar takes skin care seriously, especially since he has vitiligo. As a coach, he helps his players not only understand how to become a great football player, but also how to take care of their skin and health. Since players spend a significant amount of time outdoors, we asked for his take on sunburn.

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Study finds aspirin may help prevent melanoma

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

Reducing your risk for melanoma by 20 percent could be as easy as popping aspirin, at least if you’re a woman over age 50.

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Are gel manicures Safe?

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments

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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