The lake is beckoning, but you don’t want to get sunburned. Or, maybe you’ve already soaked in the rays to find a pink hue kissing your skin. These sunburn prevention tips will help you prevent and treat sunburns. The best way to prevent sunburn damage is by thinking smart. Using the right sunscreen, covering up with UV protective clothing, and choosing the right time to be out in the sun. [Read more…]
Sunscreen SPF: The Magic Number
When triple-digits set in, there’s nothing like an ice cold beverage and a dip in the clear, blue water to cool you down. While you’re headed to your watery haven, don’t forget sunscreen as an essential part of your summer experience. For many of us the never ending sunscreen choices can be tricky, but with 1 in 5 Americans getting skin cancer, proper SPF choice is an important one. [Read more…]
Cancerous Moles: What to Look For
Cancer. No word can strike fear the hearts of many like the word Cancer. It’s spoken with a sort of reverence and fear all at the same time. There are so many types of cancer that it’s almost impossible to list them all: melanoma, squamous cell, carcinoma, basal cell, the list goes on. Since early detection and treatment is the most effective way to cure melanoma and other forms of skin cancer, we are going to talk about how to recognize and treat cancerous moles.
6 Myths About Skin Care
What you have been told your entire life about your skin could be wrong. You wake up on picture day at school and what do you see? A giant pimple right on the tip of your nose. So what should you do? Well obviously if you want to make it go away you’re supposed to pop it right? Well actually that is not the case. Arrowhead Health is here to give you advice on skin care. There are many things that people believe about protecting their skin that are just completely wrong. We have created a list of 6 myths about skin care and what you should really be doing.
Tips for Staying Cool in Phoenix Heat
Phew! The heat is on in Phoenix this summer! We don’t know about you, but we are over it. According to CBS 5 AZ news, “Valley heat is blasting its way into the record books as Phoenix bakes under an excessive heat warning…This is the 18th day of 110+ degree heat so far in 2015”. While we may be complaining about excessive sweating or being uncomfortable in our cars, the realness of heat-related illness becomes prevalent during times like these. The human body is not able to cool itself down quickly enough outside during the summer, which can cause heat stroke and other (sometimes fatal) problems. Here are some tips for staying cool in Phoenix heat and avoiding illness!
Ask the Expert: Your Skin Cancer Questions Answered
With year round sunshine and sweltering hot summer temperatures, it should be no surprise that Arizona has the highest skin cancer rates in the nation.With skin cancer being the most common form of cancer, early detection and treatment are essential to preventing and curing deadly skin cancers.
The Top 4 Skin Cancer Myths (and a How-To Guide for Practicing Safe Skin)
Phoenix boasts an average of 211 sunny days per year, a swimming pool in nearly every back yard and plenty of fun year-round outdoor activities, so it’s easy to see why Valley residents spend a lot of time outside in the Arizona sun. But if not properly protected, your skin can suffer as a result of over exposure to the sun. Arizona has overwhelming skin cancer rates; the highest in the nation and the second highest in the world next to Australia. Skin cancer affects millions of people each year, and results in one death per hour which makes early detection and treatment imperative to curing melanoma and other deadly skin cancers. Below are a few skin cancer myths and misconceptions and some easy tips to stay protected. [Read more…]