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Prevent skin cancer with sunscreen and shade

Written by Community Health Network on 5/6/2014 7:00:00 AM

According to Dr. Priya Young,  “The greatest prevention we can take against skin cancer is to make sure sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is applied throughout young life and then continued into adulthood."

Young states that sprays are okay, but need to be applied thoroughly and correctly.

"Most people want to spray it on and then jump right into the water, or spray it haphazardly and miss areas of the skin," said Young. "Sunscreen isn’t effective if it just washes off, or if you have blotchy coverage. Also use a daily moisturizer with SPF 30 on your face, hands, neck and arms before you apply your make-up.”

Here are a few reminders about sun and skin protection: continue reading ...

Tags: skin protection , SPF , sunscreen , UV rays , UVA , UVB | Posted in: Skin Cancer

Olympic skier and sunscreen wearer

Written by Community Health Network on 2/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

Julia Mancuso took home her fourth Olympic medal Monday in the women's super combined, a two-part race: one run of slalom and one of downhill.

Mancuso won the bronze and is now the third American to collect medals at three consecutive Winter Olympics. Her first, gold, came in giant slalom at Torino in 2006, followed by two silver medals at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

The spotlight will stay on Mancuso when she goes for her fifth medal tomorrow in the downhill competition. While the spotlight may be shining on her, Mancuso is taking the opportunity to put the spotlight on skin cancer.

The granddaughter of a dermatologist, Mancuso has been a life-long advocate of skin protection for skiers, snowboarders and winter sport fanatics. continue reading ...

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