As temperatures drop, the sun sets earlier, and Fall turns into Winter, it's natural to move into hibernation-mode. We begin to spend more time inside, layer our clothing, and pack on the holiday weight. We also assume everything else hibernates. But one thing remains constant - the sun. The sun doesn't hibernate. And yet we stop applying sunscreen before we go outside as if it does. We're lulled into a wintry slumber, and inadvertently put our health at risk. Skin cancer is
Let’s admit it, this election cycle has been quite the circus. In this landscape of frustration and potential-disillusionment, many have begun to wonder if their voice still matters. And your VOICE matters because your VOTE matters!
Your voice goes beyond the media conglomerates. It’s louder than the Electoral College. Your voice plays a vital role in your hometown and local community. You have the potential to impact and implement change that truly works for you when
Everyone loves the sunshine, but too much of a good thing now could create major health problems for you later on. Because of the risk of skin cancer, you need to adopt sun-safe behaviors year-round, and avoid intentional exposure to natural sunlight and its harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
UV light, even if it comes from an artificial source, is a carcinogen. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, outnumbering all other cancers
Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States, at an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Skin cancer cases continue to increase in the US. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. Visitors and staff of outdoor recreational areas are at risk of getting too much sun exposure for many reasons. For example: + Visitors and staff often spend long hours outdoors in the s
Sunscreen shouldn't be packed away just because it's winter. Your skin can be exposed to harmful rays all year long. So before you hit the slopes, build a snowman, or head off to a tropical beach, take time to protect yourself, say skin cancer experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. According to the American Cancer Society, snow, ice and water can all reflect the ultraviolet radiation that causes sunburn. Sunburn in turn increases the risk of developing skin cancer. Some exp
Most sports involve some sort of protective gear to guard against injury. However, an often-overlooked part of the body that withstands daily damage if not properly protected is the body’s largest organ – the skin. Data shows that more than 90 percent of NCAA student-athletes participating in outdoor sports do not use sunscreen. Practice and competition schedules commonly take place in the midday sun, a major risk factor for all skin cancers. Outdoor student-athletes are at a