skin cancer

5 Places You May Not Be Wearing Sunscreen (But Should)

Posted on 06/20/2013 by | Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionSkin cancer is on the rise. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, almost 77,000 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2013. What’s more, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers increased by nearly 77 percent between 1992 and 2006. Not surprisingly, the majority of skin cancer is caused by exposure to the sun. We also know that sun exposure causes wrinkles and …

Is That Skin Cancer on My Chest?!

Posted on 04/30/2013 by | Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionWant to hear something scary ? The sun is getting brighter, there is less protective ozone and we’re spending more time outdoors exposed to UV rays due to global climate changes (spring now starts earlier and fall begins later!). And if that isn’t enough to send you running to your dermatologist:  UV exposure increases 33 % for every 20 % of ozone layer loss, resulting in a 33 % increase in the rate of skin cancer. Who says? Top research …

Aspirin May Lower Risk of Skin Cancer in Women

Posted on 03/12/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthOlder women who took aspirin at least twice a week had a lower risk of developing melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, a new study finds. The study, published in the journal Cancer, looked at melanoma in about 60,000 Caucasian women ages 50 to 79, reported National Public Radio (NPR). (Researchers focused on light-skinned people because they’re at the highest risk for this type of cancer.) Over a 12-year period — and after controlling for risk factors like tanning and …

Are Those Popular Gel Manicures Safe?

Posted on 10/15/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthFor those of us for whom beautiful, manicured nails are a must, the new gel manicures are like a gift from beauty heaven. Customers love these manicures — the hot trend at nail salons — because the gel polish dries almost instantly, stays shiny and doesn’t chip for weeks. So what’s not to like? Um, a cancer risk? The problem is the UVA light that’s used to dry, or cure, the polish. That bluish-purple light, the same kind used in …

Men And Sunscreen: Why Aren’t They Using Any?

Posted on 07/5/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAttention men: Before you head outdoors this summer, make sure you are wearing sunscreen. Because evidently, you need some reminding. (Ok, nagging.) A new survey by the Skin Cancer Foundation finds that men don’t seem to understand the risks of getting skin cancer. Nearly 1 in 2 men surveyed said they had not applied sunscreen in the past 12 months, and only 32 percent considered themselves very knowledgeable about how to properly use it, the Dallas News reports. Some misguided …

Enjoy Summer, Protect your Skin

Posted on 06/5/2012 by | Washington D.C. | Comments

Personal HealthBrighter colors and shorter outfits are suddenly the norm: After Memorial Day weekend, the summer is here in full swing. But along with family trips, sunshine and humidity the hot season also brings risks for your skin due to sun exposure. The first step to keep these risks at bay is to accept them and stop thinking “no, that can’t happen to me.” Next, you will find that it is not so hard to take care of your skin by …