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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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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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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Three More States Ban Tanning Beds for Minors

Jan 08, 2014 2 Comments

Because skin cancer rates continue to rise among young adults – a group previously unlikely to be diagnosed – states are acting on convincing evidence that indoor tanning is a significant factor. In 2013, following a number of other states, Illinois, Nevada, and Texas enacted legislation to block access to indoor tanning for minors. This is a trend we hope will eventually be rolled out across all states.

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Become a 2014 Coolibar Sponsored Athlete

Jan 02, 2014 No Comments

Happy 2014! Are you looking for a challenge in the New Year to help reach your fitness goals? Consider becoming a 2014 Coolibar Sponsored Athlete. Our athletes are fitness fanatics who are also concerned about sun safety. Think you’ve got what it takes, learn more.

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Goodbye 2013…Hello New Year!

Dec 30, 2013 No Comments

The New Year is upon us. The annual practice of shedding the old and beginning anew unites us together all over the world. People celebrate with rituals to ensure the days ahead are filled with good fortune and the problems from the past year are put to rest.

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Go Ahead…Give and Be Happy

Dec 24, 2013 No Comments

The holidays can be a stressful. It’s easy to forget the true meaning of the season, Giving. Research shows there are many benefits of giving, for both the recipient and the giver. Giving makes you feel happy, can be great for your health and also strengthen the community.

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Healthy Holiday Eating

Dec 19, 2013 No Comments

The holidays are filed with sugary desserts, cheesy appetizers and creamy eggnog all of which are not diet friendly. We’ve compiled a list of tips to survive the holiday and keep your diet on track. So eat, drink and be merry, but within reason.

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