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RGCF - Skin

 

Keep up Sun Safety during the winter months

El Paso is known world-wide as the Sun City and it’s no wonder as the sun shines an average of 302 days a year here. While we may enjoy milder, sunny winters, it also means that we must reme...

 

RGCF sunscreen initiative featured in national Centers for Disease Control report

Cited as one of the year’s success stories, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation’s Sun Smart initiative has gained the attention of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S...

 

Sun Safety Tips for Men

Why Are Men More Likely Than Women to Get Skin Cancer? Men, especially those with lighter skin, are more likely than anybody else to get skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest kin...

 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotch...

 

Skin Cancer is highly avoidable

Skin cancer has been called a ‘lifestyle’ disease that effects almost everyone. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime; 13 million Americans are livi...

 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotch...

 

Skin Cancer is highly avoidable

Skin cancer has been called a ‘lifestyle’ disease that effects almost everyone. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime; 13 million Americans are livi...

 

Have Fun In The Sun But Protect Your Skin!

The sun causes skin damage Too much sun can be harmful for the skin. The sun can cause sunburns, wrinkles, freckles, age-spots, changes in skin texture, premature aging, and skin can...

 

Keeping Sunscreen on children

Parents know the power of sunscreen and remember to slather on and repeat. Kids? Not so much. There’s a lot at stake as the majority of skin damage and excessive sun often comes in ch...

 

Eat Your Way to Clear, Healthy Skin

You are what you eat” may be more accurate than you think. There are many factors that contribute to the clear, glowing, blemish-free skin everyone strives for (including genetics). Some...

 

7 Summer Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Many people do not realize that skin cancer is the most common of all types of cancer. Each year in the U.S., the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/do...

 

Healthy Diet leads to Healthy skin

The expression “you are what you eat” may be more accurate than you think. There are many factors that contribute to the clear, glowing, blemish-free skin everyone strives for (inc...

 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month

The summer months can be loaded with great outdoor fun. From barbecues, swimming pools, hiking and biking the list of good times to be had goes on and on. May is skin cancer awareness mo...

 

Understanding your risk for Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The Skin Cancer Foundation offers this quiz to analyze your risk for skin cancer based on your lifestyle. Take the quiz today, determine your r...

 

Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer

The most common risk factors for skin cancer are as follows. Ultraviolet light exposure, either from the sun or from tanning beds. Fair-skinned individuals with a history of rep...

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