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UVA Rays: What They Are and How to Fight Skin Aging & Damage

by kelly / August, 10 2016 01:30
The sun can be our friend and our foe. It provides warmth and life but also emits ultraviolet rays (UV rays) that cause all kinds of skin damage - wrinkles, sunspots, discoloration and even skin cancer. In fact UV rays are responsible for 80% of all skin aging. UV rays come in three different forms: UVA, UVB and UVC. All are naked to the human eye. Let's break down UVA rays a bit more. We'll get into the other rays in the next round. [More]

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The Big Bang Theory Cast Does a Skin Cancer PSA for a Young Fan

by kelly / August, 3 2016 01:30
Recently the cast of The Big Bang Theory came together and filmed a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of adolescent skin cancer. It's a heartbreaking but inspiring story about how and why the cast got involved. [More]

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Survey Says - 98% of Millennial Women Are Aware of the Dangers of Tanning yet Still Do It, Why?

by kelly / July, 13 2016 01:30
Why is it that we sometimes enjoy things that are bad for us? According to a new survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) - 98% of women ages 18-34 understand that they are at risk of skin cancer when they tan - yet they still soak in the sun and use tanning beds. [More]

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9 Sun Protection Tips for Golfers + Why It's a Must

by Will / July, 6 2016 01:30
I’m a golfer and I know golfers spend a ton of time outside. A single round can last from 4 to 6 hours. That’s a lot of time in the sun. Even on a cloudy day sun protection is a must. So what Suncare Smarts should you use to protect yourself? Sunscreen is a definite and we have a few other easy tips but first a video from the PGA Tour and the Skin Cancer Foundation. [More]

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Sun Exposure While Driving Makes Left Side of the Face Look Older New Study Reveals

by kelly / May, 18 2016 01:30
Are you putting the left side of your face in danger every time you get into the car? Very likely according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) - Ophthalmology. The study found that driver's side windows let a lot of UVA rays through. What do UVA rays do? They cause skin aging, skin spots, sunburn, cataracts and even skin cancer. But don't fret, there are easy ways to keep your skin looking great. [More]

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Top Tips for Spotting Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 11 2016 01:30
This week we’re providing practical tips to spot skin cancer in support of Skin Cancer Awareness Month (aka May). So far we've given sun protection advice and resources to prevent skin cancer. Now we're talking about detecting skin cancer. [More]

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May 2016 is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

by kelly / May, 4 2016 01:30
Happy May everyone. It also just so happens that May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this month and as part of our on-going suncare smart series here are some awesome resources, tools and info to help you stay sun safe this summer and everyday. [More]

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Top 5 Sun Protection Tips

by kelly / April, 27 2016 01:30
Fun in the sun is taking off now with the warmer weather. We love the sun here at Block Island Organics but we also love playing smart and playing safe in the sun (hey that also happens to be our tagline!). So this week I'm here to give you a quick hit list of five great sun protection tips. [More]

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Moonshot Cure for Cancer

by kelly / February, 10 2016 01:30
It's sad but I'm sure many of us have been touched by cancer in our lives. We probably all know of someone who has had it, is fighting it right now or has passed away from it. Our co-founder, Will's grandfather had skin cancer and my mother is currently battling lung cancer. Cancer is personal to me. So that's why I am pumped about President Obama's new task force on cancer that is led by Vice President Biden. According to the President and Vice President it's about finding a "moonshot to cure cancer". [More]

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Revolutionary New Skin Cancer Test

by kelly / January, 20 2016 01:30
I just read some fantastic news that I had to share - researchers recently discovered a new blood testing method that tracks metastatic melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. I'm hoping this means they could detect and treat melanoma earlier. This remains to be seen, but wouldn't it be great! [More]

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