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Skin Cancer Screenings Don't Reduce Deaths: Expert Panel

Early detection is critical with skin cancer, but how, exactly, abnormal growths should be screened for is up for debate. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 287 more words

Confessions of a Sunscreen Virgin

​Fact: Skin is the largest organ of the body. So, I know you are probably thinking… why should I care? There are so many obvious reasons why taking care of your skin should be your main priority—avoiding cancer being the main reason—yet people are so neglectful of their skin. 282 more words


Free Cancer Screening for Thousands

Cancer education and outreach is part of mission of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). That’s the purpose behind the annual Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, a free full-body exam performed by experienced physicians that is available to the public. 147 more words

Healthy Living

As summer swelters on, so does the risk for skin cancer

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Days of sweltering heat in Hampton Roads and plenty of summer still to come has doctors reminding folks about the very real risks of skin cancer. 726 more words


A Ginger Abroad

I’ve recently been diagnosed as a Type 1. Type 1 Ginger, as per the diagnostic features listed in this BBC article. Travelling to a sunny climate has at times been challenging and I’ve had my own demons to face. 273 more words


Feeling Reflective

Or, A Letter to My Younger Self

Edith here, yes, feeling reflective toward the end of another New England July.

We’re in full summer here. Our glorious short-lived tomatoes are ripe and dripping deliciousness. 481 more words

A Day at the Beach

In celebration of Kat’s birthday (she’s got that insurance now) we went on a field trip to the sugar white beaches of Muskegon.  The water is Lake Michigan, and while its coldness and lack of salinity means you won’t see porpoises, you will relish the ten degree drop in air temperature.  403 more words