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Protecting the Skin You’re In: Sun Safety for Recreation and Occupational
from materials by the California Department of Health Services, Skin
Cancer Prevention Program, available at: www.avoidskincancer.org
officially starts this month and with warmer weather and longer days,
for many of us it also means more time spent outdoors in the sun. The
sun provides warmth and light, can improve mental health, kills germs,
and is essential for growth and development of most living things. Unfortunately,
excessive sun exposure can cause blistering sunburns, premature aging
(wrinkles and blotches), cataracts, a weakened immune system, and skin
more about protecting your skin from the sun ...
Alliance for Better Medicine
Educate policymakers and the public to achieve the best and most cost
effective outcomes in healthcare utilizing the best available science
and information developed in consultation with researchers, practitioners
and recipients of care, that considers the differences in responses
to specific medications or procedures- based upon factors such as age,
sex, race, ethnicity and co-occurring disorders.
The Alliance for Better Medicine is a coalition of healthcare providers,
health organizations, ethnic organizations, and academic experts united
to educate policymakers and the public about the need for individualized
medical care and to empower physicians and patients to influence positive
California Partnership for Access to Treatment
invites you to a complimentary luncheon seminar on
Value of Medicines:
The Triple Solution for a Healthier America
Vice President of External Advocacy for GlaxoSmithKline
medical advances, including breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research,
increase our optimism for a healthier future. The development of new
medicines plays an important role in that future. Mr. Pucci will share
how innovation has, and will, bring new medicines that provide hope
and a future for those living with disease and how prevention and better
care for chronic disease is critical to controlling the cost of healthcare
and helping people feel better.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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- Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic
- Center for Health Justice
- Carrie's TOUCH
- Combined Health Agencies
- El Hogar Mental Health and Community Services Center, Inc.
- GLASS - Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services
- Interfaith Service Bureau
- Koreantown Youth & Community Center
- Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
- Stanislaus PRIDE Center
- Plus 8 individual partners
tea may lower your skin cancer risk
Antioxidants may help limit damage from UV radiation
May 4, 2007
who unwind with a cup of tea every night may have a lower risk of
two common forms of skin cancer, new research suggests. In a study
of nearly 2,200 adults, researchers found that tea drinkers had a
lower risk of developing squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, the
two most common forms of skin cancer. Click
here to read more about the potential benefits of tea drinking.
skinny on skin cancer
Don't get burned by bad information about this common affliction
San Diego Union Tribune
May 8, 2007
By R.J. Ignelzi
a world of sound bites and Internet rumors, it's not always easy to
distinguish fact from fiction. But when it comes to skin cancer, being
able to exclude the myths and embrace the truth may save your life.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
More than 1 million cases are diagnosed annually, according to the
National Cancer Institute. Click
here to read about common myths and rumors about skin cancer.
may not ward off deadly cancer
Avoid disease by covering up with clothes, staying in shade, experts
May 11, 2007
By Robin Lloyd
latest skin-cancer prevention advice is to stop trusting sunscreen
as the front line of defense against harmful rays. Instead, wear sunblocking
clothing or stay out of the sun altogether, experts say. Sunscreen
has been shown to protect against UV skin damage as well as basal
carcinomas and squamous cell carcinoma — two of the three most
common skin cancers. However, it has not been conclusively shown to
protect against melanoma, the most fatal kind, said Stephan Lautenschlager
of the Outpatient Clinic of Dermatology at Triemli Hospital in Switzerland.
Click here to read
more about this new study.
is believed to cause 90 percent of all skin cancer. The number of skin
cancer cases has dramatically risen, especially in the last two to three
decades, from these and other factors:
- Increase in leisure time devoted to outdoor activities.
- Decrease in coverage of modern clothing.
- The current erroneous view that tanned skin is healthy/desirable.
- Decreasing amounts of stratospheric ozone which partially protects
the earth's surface from receiving cancer-producing ultraviolet (UV)
radiation, principally from the sun.
- National population migration to sunnier regions/states.
- General aging of the population, nationwide.
the California Department of Health and Human Services, Skin Cancer
Prevention Program. Available at: www.avoidskincancer.com.
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