June 25th, 2012
Recently, Mount Sinai Medical Center researchers pointed out that regular visits to the dermatologist are just as important as trips to the dentist because they can provide clues as to what’s going on outside as well as inside the body.
One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime, the Mount Sinai doctors cautioned. Although skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, it’s also one of the most preventable.
June 15th, 2011
Don’t panic if you can’t find waterproof sunscreen on store shelves in the near future – federal regulators published new guidelines on June 14, 2011 that will require sunscreen labels to provide more accurate information. Products that have an SPF less than 15 or fail to protect against both cancer and sunburn will carry a warning label, and misleading marketing claims like ”waterproof” and “sweatproof” will no longer be permitted. Read more about the new sunscreen labeling changes.
It’s the beginning of festival season in Louisiana, which means a lot of time outdoors in the sun. While you’re soaking up the fun outside, it’s important to properly protect your skin from the harmful, damaging rays of the sun by applying the right kind of sunscreen, wearing protective clothing and avoiding sun at peak times of the day. This video gives you tips on protecting your skin so you can make the most of your outdoor fun this summer.
September 22nd, 2009
Tanning beds have been moved into the top cancer risks category, making them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas. This new classification means tanning beds are a definite cause of cancer. Makers may claim that they use “harmless” UVA rays, but both UVA and UVB rays can cause skin damage. Find out easy ways you can protect your skin from harmful UV rays, as well as how to recognize the signs of skin cancer.
July 30th, 2009
A compilation of research from twenty different scientific studies proves that tanning beds are deadly. Previously, tanning beds were believed to be a “probable” cause of cancer, but insight from these studies has changed the classification of this type of exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Now, tanning beds are categorized as “definite” causes of cancer. Read about the startling statistics which confirm that tanning beds can be fatal.