Chad Melius on Thursday 12 June 2014
Our slogan says it. We will tell you what you need to know, but it may not always be what you want to hear.
We have no qualms about warning you of the dangers of tanning. But we know that many of you are going to get a tan anyway, since you like the way it makes you look and feel. So we will tell you what you can do to lessen the dangers.
In light of recent advances in the scientific study of skin cancer, many of our older posts are now completely out-of-date. So that you can keep up with the latest information more easily, we are now publishing a monthly digest of articles about headaches.
Remember, it’s impossible to have a tan without cancer-causing damage to your DNA and without causing future wrinkles. For a healthy tan eat carrots and use self-tanner. Remember these simple tips:
- Use broad-spectrum zinc sunscreen and reapply every two hours or when you get wet.
- Add an extra layer of protection with a full-brimmed hat and sun protective clothing.
- Avoid tanning beds!
Chad Melius on Monday 6 June 2011
Are you planning to spend some time at the beach? It’s a great way to relax, and try to forget the frequent tensions of your regular job. You need some time to unwind in order to go back to work refreshed, and ready to attack new problems with a new enthusiasm.
Going to the beach is a treat for the whole family – sunbathing and playing in the sand and water. But don’t forget to take precautions against those harmful sun’s rays. You don’t want to ruin your good time with a painful burn. Read more …
Chad Melius on Monday 2 May 2011
Most people know, and scientists have proven, that the sun is bad for you. Prolonged exposure can cause sunburn, and – even worse – give rise to skin cancer over a period of time.
For many years, sunscreen was touted as a way to prevent skin cancer for people who spend some time in the sun. It blocked type B ultraviolet rays, and these were known to be the catalyst that causes sun tan. However, research in the 80s showed that type A UV rays do more damage to the skin than type B rays, and they even have the ability to penetrate glass and light clothing. Read more …
Chad Melius on Saturday 14 March 2009
Skin cancer is preventable! Here are 10 tips to help you keep your skin free of cancer. More video tips available at http://www.healthguru.com
Chad Melius on Saturday 7 March 2009
Who can get skin cancer?
Anybody can get skin cancer. Some people are genetically more susceptible, but noone is immune. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is what causes skin cancer. And you are exposed to sunlight every time you go outdoors.
Lots of people like to lie outside in the sun, in order to get a nice suntan. They may think that all they’re risking is a sunburn, which will go away in a few days time. But this is just wishful thinking – they’re really risking skin cancer, which can lie dormant for years. More …
Chad Melius on Thursday 5 March 2009
Helpful information on how to detect skin cancer from Dr. Susan Jewell.