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Local Health News, Newsroom Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

’s a price to pay for years of unprotected fun in the sun. Several recent reports show that skin cancer rates are particularly high on the Cape and Islands, and physicians are urging residents to be screened for moles and to apply sunscreen liberally.

6/13/18 at 2:36 pm     243      , ,     Cape Cod Times
National Health News, Newsroom Shining a Light on Sun Safety in the Workplace

Shining a Light on Sun Safety in the Workplace

e heading to the beach or the pool, you likely consider items to bring to protect you from the sun. But what about when you’re heading to work? Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer and too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation increases the risk of skin cancer. Outdoor workers […]

5/2/18 at 3:07 pm     374      , ,     EHS Today
National Health News, Newsroom Study on Sun Protection Behavior, Skin Cancer Awareness

Study on Sun Protection Behavior, Skin Cancer Awareness

ge international survey on sun exposure behaviors and skin cancer detection found there are many imperfections and geographical inequalities in primary and secondary prevention of skin cancer. This information could help inform future awareness campaigns developed to address the global need to reduce mid- and long-term development of skin cancer.

1/12/17 at 3:31 pm     1474      ,     ScienceDaily
Local Health News Chatham And Harwich To Receive New Sunscreen Dispensers

Chatham And Harwich To Receive New Sunscreen Dispensers

, the bad news. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is being diagnosed at a rate faster than any other cancer, and one person dies from the disease every 50 minutes. Of all the counties in Massachusetts, Barnstable County has the second highest number of melanoma diagnoses. The good news is that, with daily […]

7/19/16 at 10:25 am     1985      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News F.D.A. Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors to Fight Skin Cancer

F.D.A. Proposes Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors to Fight Skin Cancer

ood and Drug Administration on Friday proposed barring everyone under 18 from using tanning beds, a sweeping move that medical experts say is a major step toward reducing the risk of skin cancer in the United States.

12/30/15 at 1:17 pm     906      , ,     New York Times
National Health News Sun Safety for Kids After Labor Day

Sun Safety for Kids After Labor Day

tart of the school year doesn’t mean the end of sunscreen season for kids. “Counting both recess and sports, children still spend plenty of time outdoors in the fall, and you need to make sure their skin is protected,” says Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., Consumer Reports’ chief medical adviser. While the sun’s burningultraviolet (UV) […]

9/9/15 at 4:20 pm     994          Consumer Reports
National Health News, Newsroom Behind Sunscreens’ Confusing Figures

Behind Sunscreens’ Confusing Figures

s been two years since new Food and Drug Administration rules regarding sunscreen labeling went into full effect. But many consumers are still in the dark about what those labels say. No wonder. The information that sunscreen labels provide, though useful, is cryptic. Not all of the pertinent data are spelled out. And the […]

7/15/15 at 11:38 am     1145      , ,     The Wall Street Journal
Department News and Updates, Local Health News Water and Sun Safety Day July 2 in Barnstable Village

Water and Sun Safety Day July 2 in Barnstable Village

the arrival of the summer boating season, the Barnstable Fire Department, Barnstable Harbormaster, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, and Cape Cod Sea Sports have joined forces to present a Water and Sun Safety Day. This event will be held at the Barnstable Fire Department in Barnstable Village on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. […]

6/30/15 at 4:50 pm     961      ,     www.capecod.com