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A picture can save a life: Danielle’s story

Danielle Romanetti is a successful small business owner, knitting aficionado and mom to an energetic kindergartener. After some friends mentioned a new mole on her forehead, she made an appointment with a dermatologist and found out she had basil cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, she’s sharing […]

#CheckYourM8 to make Valentine’s great ❤

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of the month, a lot of people think that February is just about chocolate and greeting cards. But it can also be about protecting your loved ones!   Self-exams are an important way to monitor for body changes that could be early signs of cancer. As you […]

The chance encounter that saved my life

Mary Campbell is pursuing a master’s degree in public health at the University of Florida and is a former collegiate water polo player. As a public health student, she’s learned about the importance of preventing cancer—but one chance encounter with a stranger changed her perspective and saved her life. Now she uses her voice to […]

My summer project

Hi! My name is Molly and I am excited to write about a summer project I did for school.  Writing is my favorite subject in school, so I am happy to write all about what I did. This past summer I worked on a project for school that related to Global Citizenship. I really wanted […]

The best life hack? Wear sunscreen.

If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you know it can cause anything from mild discomfort to extreme pain. Recently, a quick sunburn remedy went viral when a woman shared her DIY shaving cream trick to relieve pain and redness. While sunburn remedies can be temporarily helpful, it’s important to remember that no sunburn soothing methods […]

No, ‘sunscreen pills’ cannot protect you from skin cancer

A new trend that falsely claims to provide sun protecting benefits may be putting your health at risk. “Sunscreen pills” claim to protect you from sun damage—just pop the tablet and enjoy the sun’s rays without worry. Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued […]

Protect your skin all summer long

Growing up in North Carolina, my family went to the beach often. I can still hear my mom yelling as I ran toward the ocean, “Don’t forget your sunscreen! You don’t want to burn!” But looking back, I’m not sure I ever heard my mom mention that sunscreen helps reduce our risk of skin cancer. […]

ICYMI: June 30, 2017

  Feature Story Vote Delayed as G.O.P. Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 (The New York Times) — Facing intransigent Republican opposition, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, on Tuesday delayed a vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, dealing another setback to Republicans’ seven-year effort to […]

ICYMI: June 23, 2017

Feature Story Senate GOP finally unveils secret health care bill; currently lacks votes to pass THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (CNN) — The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the 142-page […]

ICYMI: June 16, 2017

Feature Story Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms in Both Parties WASHINGTON — As they draft legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republican leaders are aiming to transform large sections of the American health care system without a single hearing on their bill and without a formal, open drafting session. That has […]