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Vitamin D/Calcium May Halve The Risk Of Melanoma In Women!

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Vitamin D and Calcium Good Against Melanoma

A new study is suggesting that some women who are at major risk of the worst kind of skin cancer (melanoma) could possibly be cutting that risk in half just by taking a vitamin d/calcium supplement!

"It looks like there is some promising evidence for vitamin D and calcium for prevention of melanoma in a high-risk group," said lead researcher Dr. Jean Tang, an assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

If you've had previous non-melanoma forms of skin cancer, like basal cell or squamous cell, you're some of the women most at risk for getting melanoma. Not only should you keep getting checked out if abnormal skin growths show up, but it sounds like a regiment of vitamin d/calcium supplements couldn't hurt either!

This really is a simple way to potentially lower risk — there's no reason not to!

Stay healthy, everyone!

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There Is No Such Thing As A "Healthy" Tan

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If you could go back in time and tell your 16-year-old self anything, what would it be?

For the people in this video it would be to wear sunscreen and avoid tanning beds — they are melanoma survivors.

There is NO SUCH THING as a “healthy” tan. If you have a tan you have skin damage, and have increased your risk of developing skin cancer.

Don’t sacrifice your future for that “healthy” glow.

It’s not worth it.

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Meghan McCain Strips For PSA

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It’s not as risque as it sounds!

Meghan McCain joined a number of other celebs to raise awareness about skin cancer prevention.

The message of the PSA is, “If you leave the house without sunscreen, you might as well be naked.”

Wearing sunscreen is maybe the easiest and most effective thing you can do to prevent cancer.

Ask yourself this: “Why WOULDN’T you wear sunscreen??”

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Rafael Nadal Plays In Benefit Tournament

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Rafael Nadal Plays In Benefit Tournament

Rafael Nadal put on his charity hat and played in the Mutua Madrid Open over the weekend.

The tournament was put on to help Felix Mantilla educate people on the dangers of skin cancer.

Rafael’s family joined him for the fun!

Love it!

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Might Want To Rethink That Tanning Salon Visit, Skin Cancer Rates Are Up!

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skin cancer rates are up so avoid tanning

Is having a tan of Jersey Shore-like-proportions THAT important, people???

Back in December, we reported about a study which revealed that despite most Americans being aware of the health risks associated with indoor tanning, 18% of women and 6% of men had gone tanning AT LEAST once in the previous year.

At the time, we were recommending moderation, but according to new studies, it may not be a good idea to go tanning AT ALL.

Experts are now warning that malignant melanoma rates "have TRIPLED in 30 years among Brits aged 15 to 34," and they're claiming that more than 2 new cases of skin cancer get diagnosed daily in the UK due to tanning bed usage.

According to a campaign manager from Cancer Research UK's Sunsmart campaign, tanning bed usage "before the age of 35 can increase your risk of melanoma by 75 percent" and "young women are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed as men."

While it sounds like this is a serious issue in the UK, we're sure it's just as bad, if not worse, here in the US.

…MIGHT want to rethink visiting those tanning salons EVEN in moderation. Is it really worth the risk???

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