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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 […]

Food, fun, and family – healthy 4th of July tips

Every Fourth of July, friends and family gather across the U.S. for fun and celebration. Independence Day parties often include sun, sports, and, of course, scrumptious foods! Here are some tips for staying healthy while having fun: Stay safe in the sun. Wear red in your outfit, not on your skin! Everyone wants to spend time […]

Keep your kids safe in the sun

A sunburn at any age can increase your risk for skin cancer, the most common cancer across the United States. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your kids lather up with a minimum SPF 30 sunscreen whenever they are outside this summer. Check out this infographic from Moms Love Best for great tips […]

What to pack for your Memorial Day weekend getaway: Skin protection edition

Are you one of the millions of Americans heading to the beach for Memorial Day weekend? For many, the first getaway of the summer often results in sunburn. Not only can sunburns be painful, but frequent sunburns—especially during childhood—are a major risk factor for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. An estimated 87,110 Americans […]

Family Sun Safety

Every person in your family should practice sun safety. It is important for children to develop sun-safe habits early in life. When parents or caregivers are outdoors with a child, they should make sure the child is wearing a hat, applying sunscreen before playing outside, and re-applying sunscreen at proper intervals during play. These habits will […]

Squish the Tanning Myths this Summer

The weather outside heats up. Summer approaches, and you can’t wait to get outside. Soak up sunrays, enjoy barbecues and hear, “You looked so relaxed,” from co-workers when you come into the office Monday morning, when actually you are just tan. What you may not know is your tan is killing you. There is no […]

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Promoting music and sun safety

On September 21, a group of our young staff members had the opportunity to represent the Prevent Cancer Foundation at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, an annual music festival that attracts between 30,000 and 50,000 attendees of all ages. FreeFest is unusual in that the tickets are free though the event features major headlining bands, […]

A daily dose of sunscreen may fight aging

It is well known that sunscreen helps protect our skin from sun damage and skin cancer, but now there’s another reason to slather on your SPF 30 everyday: younger looking skin. A new Australian study suggests that using sunscreen can slow skin aging, even in your middle years. After 4 ½ years, scientists looked at […]

Free webcast offers strategies for parents/caregivers on keeping families healthy & happy

Keeping our children and families healthy is one of the most important and challenging goals for parents and caregivers. Current research has shown that starting a healthy lifestyle at a young age is one of the best ways to create a healthy future for our children and lower their risk of chronic disease like cancer, […]

Be sun safety savvy: Facts vs. fiction

Is your family gearing up for a season of sun, surf and sand? Before hitting the beach this summer it’s important to remember that protecting your skin from the sun is vital to reducing your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosis and also the most preventable cancer. To spotlight National Skin Cancer […]