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Posts made in July, 2013

Set A Good Example

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Set A Good Example

As parents, it is our job to set a good example for our kids, no matter the age. It is critical that we “practice what we preach” when it comes to sun safety. Sometimes, we make sure that they are covered up or have sunscreen on, but we forget about ourselves. Be sure to set a good example for your kids! Here is a great article on how to make sun safety fun for kids. This article highlights 5 tips to get them into the...

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Sun Safety

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sun Safety

I figure that no more appropiate time to take about sun safety than smack in the middle of the summer. Everyone who is exposed to sunlight should consider the measures to protect from the sun. Unfortunately, a lot of our exposure is from when we were children, before we knew how serious skin cancers were, but that does not mean we  should not be protected as well as our children. Sunscreen is the first thing I would suggest. Slap it on everywhere. Next, clothing should cover those extra sensitive areas, and hat...

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Memorize Your Body

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Memorize Your Body

I am going to ask you to take a look at yourself. This time it is not a look at your internal self something I usually do, but at your skin, your body, all your marks, new and old. Take a long look, scrutinize everything you see and make note of changes, or anything new. Look below at this list and decide if you need to get a skin check. I have been getting them for years, on a yearly basis or when something just seems different. Better to be safe than sorry. Sun goddess like myself or not, it pays to pay...

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Skin Cancer Awareness

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Skin Cancer Awareness

I cannot stress the importance of using sunscreen enough, something I have always done throughout my lifetime. Limiting your exposure and screening properly can over time save you from turmoil of different kinds of skin cancers. There are two most common, melanoma and non-melanoma and if you follow the link below it will easily explain them for you to decipher. Some quick facts to digest for those of you who may be concerned, something I personally think we all should be, are: 1)Skin cancer is the most common form...

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Memories

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Memories

My summers were similar to everyone else’s up until I became ill. Then, all of life as we knew it got thrown out the window. We tried to do things as a family like go to the shore, visit amusement parks, do family gatherings for outdoor activity and bbqs. The difference with our family is that at any moment we may have to leave depending on what kind of a day I was having. I was so thin and sickly, taking tremendous amounts of medications, that times were limited as well. One particular memory was going to...

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