Teaching Teens to Get Serious About Sun Safety
The American Cancer Society’s graphic novel What’s Up with Tiffany’s Dad? Medikidz Explain Melanoma helps encourage teens to take sun safety seriously, and teaches them about the risks of melanoma.
Choose the Right Sunscreen
When choosing sunscreen, be sure to read the label before you buy. Food and Drug Administration regulations require the labels to follow certain guidelines.
How to Have a Happy, Healthy Summer
Summertime means longer days, sunshine, picnics, barbecues, and kids out of school. Here’s how to make the most of your summer and stay healthy, too.
FDA Proposes New Rules for Indoor Tanning Beds
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new rules aimed at protecting people from the harms of indoor tanning.
Melanoma Skin Cancer Rates are on the Rise
If rates of melanoma continue to increase at the current pace, 112,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2030, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
It’s natural to want to get out in the sun once the weather warms up. It should also be second nature to take steps to protect your skin from the sun when you go outside. That’s why the Friday before Memorial Day is designated Don’t Fry Day – a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin.
The Ugly Truth About Indoor Tanning
Many people believe that using a tanning bed, booth, or sunlamp to get a tan is safer than tanning outside in the sun. But the truth is that just like sun tanning, indoor tanning also exposes skin to ultraviolet (UV) rays, the cause of most skin cancer.
ACS Report: More Work Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk in the U.S.
A new report from the American Cancer Society says much of the suffering and death from cancer could be prevented by a more coordinated effort to change individual health behaviors.
Cheers for a Healthier Year
Here’s to you! Resolve to have a healthier 2015 and possibly even a longer life by making health-related New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them.
Surgeon General Calls for Action to Prevent Skin Cancer
The US Surgeon General’s office is drawing national attention to skin cancer, calling it a major public health problem that requires immediate action.
Deadly Myths About Skin Cancer
Many people are unaware of skin cancer's dangers, and they may be underestimating their risks. Here we bust some common myths about this very common form of cancer so that you can be in the know – and protect your health.
CDC: Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Death From Top 5 Causes
Lifestyle changes like avoiding tobacco, increasing physical activity, and eating healthier could significantly reduce deaths in the United States, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
FDA Requires Warning on Tanning Beds
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says people under age 18 should not use tanning booths/beds or sunlamps, and these products will now have to carry a warning stating that. These devices have been re-classified as moderate risk (Class II) instead of low risk (Class I).
How to Read the New Sunscreen Labels
Look closely at the sunscreen you buy and you may notice different wording on the label. This is the first summer that the FDA’s new labeling requirements are in effect.
The FDA Proposes Warning Labels for Tanning Beds
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposal to reclassify tanning beds and sunlamps and require warning labels advising young people not to use them.
Aspirin Linked to Lower Melanoma Risk in Study
A study of women ages 50 to 79 has found that taking aspirin is associated with a lower risk of melanoma skin cancer.