Posts Tagged: sun

Don’t get burned: What you need to know about melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. While melanoma accounts for a small portion of skin cancers, it is actually one of the most common cancers among young adults, especially women. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States during 2020: About 100,350 new melanomas…
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Picking the perfect sunglasses

Are all sunglasses the same? Sunglasses should be purchased based upon a person’s visual needs and ocular health, lifestyle and recreational interests. Sunglasses can be purchased with polarized, non-polarized, or UV blocking filters. Polarized lenses help to reduce glare from reflected light sources such as snow, ice, water, metal and glass. For example, a downhill…
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Protect your skin with sunscreen

Sun protection may not be on your mind every time you venture outdoors, but your skin needs to be protected for your safety. What is SPF? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. When you pick up a bottle of sunscreen, you will find a SPF number on the package. These numbers range from two to…
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Plan on watching the eclipse? Use glasses!

It may be tempting to take a peek at the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse without eye protection. After all, we are told it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. However that peek could leave you with a not-so-pleasant, permanent reminder of the event. You may have heard that you can do a lot of damage to your eyes…
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Sun safety tips for summer

May is skin cancer awareness month. Prevention is knowledge, therefore it’s important you know your ABCs. If you have a mole or skin lesion, look for the following: A-Asymmetry B-Border Irregular C-Color Varies D-Diameter Larger than 6mm E-Evolving Appearance (is it changing?) If you have concerns about your skin or see any of these issues,…
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