Archive for Wear Sun Protection

Concluding African American History Month – Or Not

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments

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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New Findings: Indoor Tanning is to Skin Cancer as Smoking is to Lung Cancer

Feb 25, 2014 No Comments

If you believe that indoor tanning isn’t dangerous, this finding from a study recently released by JAMA Dermatology might change that. Researchers have determined that the number of diagnosed skin cancer cases due to tanning is higher than the number of lung cancer cases due to smoking.

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Warm Winter Olympics All the Better for Sun Protection

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments

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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Blue is “In” for Spring 2014, and That’s Not All

Feb 19, 2014 No Comments

There’s a certain magic behind Coolibar products for Spring 2014. And, while UPF 50+ sun protection provides its own technical wonders, this magic has much more to do with color – bright, positive, life-in-the-sun kind of color – and patterns that accentuate both what we do and how you feel.

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Meet our 2013 School Sun Hat Contest Winners

Feb 10, 2014 No Comments

Each year, Coolibar provides hats to five lucky classrooms across the U.S as part of our initiative to promote sun safety in schools. Let’s meet our 2013 winners…

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Coolibar and PRI Celebrate 10 Years

Feb 07, 2014 No Comments

Coolibar and Partnership Resources, Inc. (PRI) recently celebrated 10 years of doing business together! PRI forms partnerships with Twin Cities area businesses, arranging jobs for its more than 230 clients with developmental disabilities.

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What History Tells Us About Skin Cancer and African Americans

Feb 04, 2014 No Comments

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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Cooltect Adds Cooling Effect to Sun Protection

Jan 28, 2014 No Comments

What is Cooltect? It’s an innovative cooling technology that adds to Coolibar sun protective fabrics. You get fitness gear that protects AND keeps you cooler during warm weather activity.

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2014: The Year to Make it Happen

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments

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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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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