Tag Archives: skin cancer

A new approach prevents skin cancer

August 14, 2015

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A new approach prevents skin cancer by Dr. William Nelson — Every year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. One in five Americans will contract skin cancer. Ninety percent of skin cancers are caused by excessive sun exposure, yet fewer than 33 percent of adults, […]

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Sunny side up

January 27, 2014

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by Dr. Matthew C. Marturano —  People living in the middle of the desert tend to get a bit skittish about the sun. Concerns about skin cancer, coupled with the discomfort of the summer heat, can keep folks scurrying back and forth from building to vehicle to building throughout the summer months. The irony is […]

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Nude sunbathing

August 10, 2013

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by Wayne H. Purdin —  As was commonly believed in ancient Greece, modern medical researchers now agree that moderate sun exposure during safe hours is essential for optimal health. Hippocrates prescribed sunbathing for his sun cure. Herodotus said, “Exposure to the sun is highly necessary for persons whose health is in need of restoring.” The […]

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The importance of sunscreen

January 24, 2013

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by Linda Leibl —  My dermatologist and I have frequent discussions about the importance of sunscreen, and I want to pass along some serious medical data about skin cancer. Protection and prevention are essential because, if you are older than 35, you have already suffered years of sun damage. According to physicians at the American […]

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Your tattoo can make you sick

December 10, 2012

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation after new research turned up troubling findings about toxic chemicals in tattoo ink. The recently published studies have found that the inks being used can contain several potentially dangerous substances, including thimerosal, phthalates, lead, copper, lithium and hydrocarbons, which are known carcinogens and endocrine […]

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Skin and vitamin C

September 9, 2012

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by Tammy Shetterly —  As the body’s largest organ, the skin is an outward sign of inner health; therefore, the same poor lifestyle choices that negatively affect the heart and lungs also damage the strength and health of our skin. Smoking, over-consumption of carbonated and/or alcoholic beverages, and sleep depravation decrease the amount of blood, […]

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What is in your sunscreen?

September 3, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  The latest recommendations for sunscreens from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) contradict the recommendations of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for health protective policies. Three ingredients on which the two groups disagree are oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and nanoparticles. “Available peer-reviewed scientific literature and regulatory assessments […]

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Home remedies for skin cancer?

August 14, 2012

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by Becky Coffield —  Increasingly, cancer sufferers are resorting to alternative therapies for treatment. The “cut, burn, poison” system espoused by many medical practitioners is not the first choice protocol for a growing number of people. Skin cancer, one of the most common and easily treated cancers (except for melanoma) has a budding list of […]

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Seven steps to healthier skin

August 7, 2012

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by Tasia Bausinger —  Do you want to attain the most vibrant skin you have ever had and keep it? The following steps can help you accomplish this. Step 1: Get professional advice on skin products — We know we need to cleanse our skin every day, but do you know which products are right […]

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