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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Valentine’s Day and What it Means for You

Feb 13, 2014 No Comments

Of all the legends surrounding the origins of Valentine’s Day, this one inspires us to offer an exclusive discount along with our free shipping. We hope you love it!

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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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Keeping My Family Sun Safe

Feb 06, 2014 4 Comments

We’ve been hit with brutal snowstorms this winter where I live in the Northeastern U.S., and while we tend to bundle up to protect ourselves from the elements an important area is often forgotten in the winter, especially by African-Americans: the skin.

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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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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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