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Skin cancer

Introduction

Skin cancer is usually a result of too much sun exposure. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Many types of skin cancer are both preventable and treatable. There are 5 different types of skin cancer:

  • Basal cell carcinoma is the most...

November 7, 2016

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 m...

November 2, 2016

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 ul...

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 c...

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 Ca...

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-a...

October 17, 2016

Imagine having a child stricken with xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disease causing extreme susceptibility to sun-induced skin cancer.  Now imagine being told by the child’s school that wearing a sun-protective hat on school grounds is forbidden, even with a doctor’s...

Capital Innovators, a five-year-old St. Louis accelerator for technology and consumer products, announced its fall class of six startups Monday.

Two of the companies are based in St. Louis; the others will send their founders here for a 12-week mentoring program. Capita...

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