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Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a “Call to Action” to prevent skin cancer.  This means that skin cancer has been labeled a Major Public Health problem and steps need to be taken to prevent it. According to the Surgeon General’s Report, “skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and most cases are preventable.” There …

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How to Get Teens to Wear Sunscreen

We all know that everyone should wear sunscreen everyday to avoid skin cancer.  We apply it on our children and on ourselves.  But, do teens use it?   Probably not.  The teenage years are about becoming independent and being totally fearless.  Warn a teenager about the dangers of skin cancer and he or she may see it as a challenge.  So …

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Sunscreen Basics

Most people are aware that using sunscreen will protect their skin from sunburn and skin cancer. Many people, however, are confused about sunscreen basics. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Who should wear sunscreen? Everyone over 6 months old should use sunscreen daily. No matter what skin color you have, skin cancer is always …

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