Once Again, “The Big C” Puts Skin Cancer in the Spotlight

Jun 21, 2011 2 Comments

It’s back, a new season of “The Big C”, starting on Monday, June 27, 2011 on Showtime. “The Big C” tells the story of Cathy Jamison, played by Laura Linney, a wife and mother diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma. Her cancer forces her to shake up her life and find hope and humor in spite of her grim situation. The show may not always accurately portray the life of someone battling skin cancer; however, it brings the topic to the center stage without scaring off viewers due to its morose background.

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FDA Updates Sunscreen Regulations

Jun 16, 2011 1 Comment

The FDA recently announced new guidelines that sunscreen manufacturers will be required to follow for over-the-counter sunscreen labeling. Now in order to earn a “broad spectrum” designation, sunscreens must protect from both UVB (burning) rays and UVA (aging) rays. Read on for a summary of improvements as well as how Coolibar can help ease confusion.

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Make Sure Dad is Covered This Father’s Day

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

If dad loves to spend time outdoors, you may want to consider giving him the gift of sun protective clothing this Father’s Day.

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Stay Out of the Sun Run 2011

May 27, 2011 No Comments

On May 20, 2011, the Stay Out of the Sun Run (SOSR) Foundation held their annual walk/race in Rochester, MN that promotes awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and supports melanoma research and education. All proceeds from the SOSR are donated to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center for melanoma research and education. Coolibar was there to participate in this event for the 5th year in a row.

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Total Block and Cotz Sunscreen FAQ

May 20, 2011 6 Comments

Sunscreen expert Kirk Minster from Fallene, Ltd., the maker of Total Block and Cotz Sunscreen, passes his wealth of sunscreen knowledge onto you – our reader.

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Melanoma Survivor Tim

May 17, 2011 2 Comments

The third story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. In 2007, Tim went to a Mayo Clinic dermatologist to have a mole on his left arm looked at. The doctor removed it right away so it could be tested. A few years prior, Tim had this same mole tested, and it was fine. But this time, the biopsy showed that the mole had turned into Melanoma.

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I’m Only 21, I Can’t Get Cancer

May 10, 2011 No Comments

The second story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. In 2009, Jessi went to a dermatologist to have a freckle removed. A week later, Jessi received a call from her doctor and was told she had Melanoma …

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Skin Cancer Survivor Carol

May 03, 2011 No Comments

During May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar will feature a series on Skin Cancer Survivors. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. Carol was in her early 30s when she found a freckle on her face that appeared abnormal…

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Books That Teach Sun Safe Habits

Mar 17, 2011 2 Comments

Sun protection habits should start from day one. Experts believe that even two to three sunburns at an early age can increase the risk of skin cancer or health issues later in life. Teach yourself all there is to know about sun protection – then teach your kids too.

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A 6-Year-Old Melanoma Hero

Mar 01, 2011 No Comments

It’s not fair that anyone should have to deal with something as life altering as melanoma, especially a 6-year-old. Rachael was only 5 when she was diagnosed with stage III melanoma. After a year of battling and conquering melanoma, Rachael and her family know all too well why sun protection is important.

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