Isn’t it Time to Live SunSmart?

May 14, 2013 No Comments

This month is Melanoma Awareness Month, which provides an excellent opportunity for foundations such as LiveSunSmart.org to educate the public about the importance of living “Sun Smart.”

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Melanoma Survivor Capt. Harry

May 09, 2013 No Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE. Read Capt. Harry’s story.

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FDA works to increase awareness of tanning bed risks

May 07, 2013 No Comments

Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would reclassify sunlamp products and require labeling to include a recommendation designed to warn young people not to use these devices.

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Melanoma Survivor Lauren

May 02, 2013 6 Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE this month and all year round. Read Lauren’s story.

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Apr 30, 2013 2 Comments

As we emerge from winter hibernation, we must once again be SunAWARE this summer. Remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and a history of sunburn is preventable risk factors for skin cancer. And since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to re-commit to a sun-safe lifestyle. In fact, we’ve collected a few ideas to help you do it.

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Tanning bed legislation – where are we now?

Apr 09, 2013 No Comments

This week, the Connecticut Health Committee passed a bill they hope will ban teens from tanning beds. The state senate and house still need to pass the bill before it becomes state law. Nationally, anti-tanning bed regulations have increased significantly over the past decade due to rapidly increasing skin cancer rates and new studies on […]

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AAD SPOT Skin Cancer Initiative: Saving Lives

Feb 21, 2013 No Comments

SPOT Skin Cancer™ is a large-scale public awareness campaign is designed to involve the public, the Academy’s membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, other health organizations, media, and for-profit corporations to advance the public’s understanding of skin cancer and motivate them to change their behavior to prevent and detect skin cancer.

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A Valentine’s Day Gift That Shows You Care

Feb 14, 2013 1 Comment

This Valentine’s Day, show your significant other just how much you care by giving them a full body skin exam.

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Coolibar: Seal of Recommendation

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

Did you know Coolibar was the first sun protective clothing company to receive the Skin Cancer Foundation’s (SCF) seal of recommendation? That’s right, the first! To earn the seal, we provide scientific data annually, showing that our products sufficiently and safely aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin.

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Minnesota’s rising skin cancer rates reflect a national trend

Jan 31, 2013 No Comments

Minnesota’s skin cancer rates are going up, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, and Minnesota is not the only state seeing more skin cancer cases.

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