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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.


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Schmidt’s Skin Cancer Diagnosis Is Eye Opener For Many

The fact that Mike Schmidt has malignant melanoma has raised a lot of questions and concerns about the disease.


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Numbers Reveal Exposure To Indoor Tanning In US, Australia And Europe

A new report reviews 88 studies from the past 21 years to see how prevalent indoor tanning is in the US, Australia, and Europe.



Research Suggests Sunlight Good For Blood Pressure

A study from the University of Edinburgh suggests that a healthy dose of sunlight every day can actually help lower your blood pressure.


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Local University Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

A local university is offering free skin cancer screenings in Philadelphia to help spread awareness of the disease.


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Sunscreen Regulations

Only sunscreen that says Broad Spectrum protects against both UVB and UVA rays.


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Study: Odors From Human Skin Cells May Be Key To Detecting Melanoma

Researchers say the melanoma cells produced certain compounds that weren’t detected in the VOCs from normal cells as well as more or less of other chemicals.


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The Risks Of Sun Exposure And How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Now that sun exposure is considered a cancer risk on the same level with tobacco and asbestos, it’s time to get serious about protecting yourself.


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Free Skin Cancer Screenings At Mercy Cancer Center Friday

Just in time for the warmer weather, a local medical facility is offering free skin cancer screenings this week.


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Report: Umbrellas Fight Skin Cancer

Umbrellas can fight skin cancer by blocking UV rays.


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Study: Tanning Salons Need ‘Medical’ Regulating

The authors of a concerning tanning salon study call for state legislation of tanning beds as medical devices, which would allow for far stricter regulation.


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Health: New Jersey Man Tells Story Of Late Wife’s Battle With Skin Cancer

Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in America that’s attacking a growing number of young men and women. Now, a New Jersey man has made it his mission to save lives.


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Health: Potential Health Risk With New Light Bulbs

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl reveals the light bulb’s potential dark side.


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Local Clinic Offers Free Skin Cancer Checkups

On Thursday, the Drexel Convenient Care Center in the Shops at Liberty Place in Center City will offer free skin checks


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Identifying Problem Moles

The best chance you have to defeat malignant melanoma is to detect it early. I have an easy way to measure this.