How to Properly Help Protect Your Eyes From UV Exposure

Aug 11, 2014 No Comments

By Susan Resnick: Throughout my career, I’ve seen thousands (maybe even tens of thousands!) of patients in my practice, and one of the most common items that links everyone together is the lack of understanding of the dangers that UV rays pose to the health of our eyes. I advocate for full body protection – broad spectrum sunscreen and UPF clothing for the skin, and comprehensive protection for the eyes.

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Guest Post: A Call to Action from a Skin Cancer Survivor

Aug 06, 2014 No Comments

This post by Megan Ramey first appeared July 29 on Cancer Candor, a blog from Chris Hanson, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). It appeared on the same day that the US Surgeon General released a call to action to prevent skin cancer in which he called the disease a “major public health problem.”

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The Spirit of Competition Includes Sun Safety

Aug 04, 2014 No Comments

Coolibar continues highlighting our Sponsored Athletes for 2014. Here, long range marksman Jim Webster talks about striving for excellence and staying safe at the same time.

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For Aspiring Pro Golfer, Long Days in the Sun are Par for the Course

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

By Kaitlyn Price

As a competitive golfer, there aren’t many days off. The summer months are the heart of the competitive season, and I am taking advantage of the plethora of events to prepare myself for LPGA Qualifying School in August. It is important to have all aspects of your golf game in shape because each tournament brings a new challenge.

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Twin City Tennis Camps Hosts Coolibar Talent Show

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments

For the past two years Coolibar has worked closely with Twin City Tennis Camps (TCTC), an organization that operates tennis camps across Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. Still, Friday, July 18 was a first: a Coolibar-themed talent show performed by TCTC staff and junior tennis students at the Golden Valley Tennis Center at Brookview Park. Here are some highlights:

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Discipline, Dedication…and Sun Protection

Jul 24, 2014 No Comments

Sun protection is extremely important to me as a football coach to stay safe in the sun. We are outside conditioning all summer long in the Louisiana sun. It can be brutal. It is very humid in the south and sweat easily washes off the typical sunscreen. Wearing protective clothing provides the additional protection I need to feel comfortable in the sun without the worry of skin cancer.

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Latest Fashion Trend: The Bucket Hat?

Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

We first started hearing rumblings about his about a year ago, when some of the hip fashion bloggers started saying the bucket hat was a thing again. We thought these rumblings would go away. They didn’t.

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Coolibar Goes to Camp

Jul 15, 2014 No Comments

One sunny morning last week, Coolibar employees got up early, grabbed their gear and made the three-hour journey from Minneapolis to Crosslake, Minnesota to attend Camp Discovery. This one-week summer camp for kids with chronic skin conditions is operated by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and encompasses five such summer camps across the country.

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The Eyes Have It: Exposure to UV Rays a Silent Threat to Vision

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments

By Millicent Knight, OD: Are we taking the proper precautions to protect our eyes? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Eyes may be windows to the soul, but they are also windows for harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can cause silent, long-term damage on our vision that may occur decades later.

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Bringing the Love of Stand Up Paddleboarding to Every Part of Life

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments

By Leslie Jackson

A year ago I found a passion for stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and it has become my sport of choice. It doesn’t matter if I go out for interval training, cross training, yoga or just for fun – I can do it all on my SUP.

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