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The Real Dangers of Tanning Beds

The Real Dangers of Tanning Beds

It's time to bust this myth; there is no such thing as a "healthy tan." Vying for a golden brown glow on your skin? It may be time to reassess your standards of beauty. Tanning is not a healthy habit, …

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Sunscreen Basics: What to Know

Sunscreen Basics: What to Know

Before having fun in the sun, be sure to follow some sunscreen basics. It's summertime and the living is easy! However understanding all the sunscreen lingo can sometimes be a bit of a challenge—UVA, UVB, SPF, broad spectrum and more. …

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How to Talk to Your Teen about Tanning

How to Talk to Your Teen about Tanning

Recent statistics show that teens are at a higher risk of skin cancer than ever. Find out how to talk to your teen about tanning. While most cancer rates are on the decline, skin cancer rates continue to increase for …

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What to Expect from a Skin Cancer Screening

What to Expect from a Skin Cancer Screening

Learn what happens during a skin cancer screening and save the date for an upcoming free screening at MCA! It's inevitable–summertime means lots of sun and extensive exposure to UV rays. After many years of this type of exposure, it's …

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Staying Safe During Texas Summers

Staying Safe During Texas Summers

Follow some simple guidelines in order to stay safe in the Texas summer sun. Soaring temperatures, among other things, can contribute to safety concerns during a typical Texas summer. Here’s how to beat the heat and stay safe: Guard against …

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Moles and Skin Changes: When to Worry

Moles and Skin Changes: When to Worry

While a mole is typically a harmless mark on your skin, it can sometimes develop into a serious health problem. May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. Skin cancer is the most …

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Preventing Skin Cancer for You and Your Family

Preventing Skin Cancer for You and Your Family

Sun safety is becoming commonplace in families today. And why is that? Children are taught about sun protection from a very early age. And once sun safety habits are part of the everyday routine, your family‚Äôs risk of skin cancer …

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Skin Cancer 101

Skin Cancer 101

As summer approaches, most of us could use a refresher course in skin cancer basics. Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetimes? Skin cancer is actually the most common form of cancer …

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Common Skin Cancer: Basal Cell and Squamous Cell

Common Skin Cancer: Basal Cell and Squamous Cell

Early detection is the best defense against skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and is responsible for 90% of all skin cancers. Basal cell carcinomas are slow-growing and rarely spread, or metastasize, to …

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