Beyond Scared: A Spirited Mom Fights Back

May 22, 2014 No Comments

Georgina Kerstin first felt the itch on her right calf in late spring, 2006. The source was a mole just below the knee. At the time, she was a busy mother of two – maybe a little too busy, a “doer” mom with a lively spark that made her ambitions slightly bigger than her calendar. She did not get to the doctor for a biopsy until July.

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Help Us Tell Hugh Jackman About Sun Protective Clothing!

May 14, 2014 No Comments

We think Mr. Jackman would look pretty good in a Coolibar sun hat, not to mention an entire wardrobe of Coolibar UPF 50+ clothing. Do you think so, too? Tell him about sun protective clothing on Instagram and Twitter!

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It’s Melanoma Monday. How Much Do You Know?

May 02, 2014 No Comments

As it does each year, the American Academy of Dermatology has designated the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday®. This chance to promote melanoma awareness and prevention is important to us at Coolibar, because we meet people who live with their melanoma diagnoses every day – and because we meet people who are not familiar with melanoma at all. Knowing about melanoma can save your life – and sharing what you know can save others! Here is a short list of what we’d like people to understand about melanoma.

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Healthy, Beautiful Skin is Made in the Kitchen

Mar 27, 2014 No Comments

By Hanna Grinaker

Just like you and the rest of the world, I love food. But I like it even more if it is providing me with some kind of health benefit. Even if that health benefit is just to make me smile, or have beautiful glowing skin.

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9 Essential Items for a Fabulous (But Super Sun Safe) Spring Break

Mar 14, 2014 No Comments

It used to be that when some of us went on spring break, getting lots of sun was the point. Or part of the point, sort of; but we digress. Now, taking into account all that science says about wrinkles and melanoma and such, this is our best advice: Let’s be sensible. But while we’re at it, let’s also still be fabulous!

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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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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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Excitement for Spring: Check Out the Fashion Trends Behind Coolibar’s 2014 Spring Line!

Jan 21, 2014 No Comments

We are knee deep in snow here in Minnesota, and like so many other places this year we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring! Along with the warmer temperatures, we can’t wait to see all of you showing off the latest spring and summer fashions for 2014.

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The Sun, Heat and Skin Cancer: Is Tennis Too Dangerous?

Jan 18, 2014 No Comments

If you’re a tennis player or a tennis fan, you know that tennis requires you to be out in the sun for hours at a time. But even when it isn’t as hot as at was at the Australian Open last Thursday, a larger and less obvious danger remains: how are people protecting themselves from UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer?

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