Posts Tagged ‘skin cancer’

Rates of Melanoma Decline in Young Adults in Colorado

Mary Buller - Wednesday, 23 September 2015 02:24

Rates of melanoma in persons aged 18-29 years decreased from 9.2 per 100,000 (n=51) to 5.0 per 100,000 (n=31) between 2004 and 2014 in the high-altitude state of Colorado in the U.S.UV radiation intensifies at high elevations and Colorado’s skin cancer rates are higher than the national average.


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CDC’s 2015 Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report

Klein Buendel - Tuesday, 28 July 2015 04:07

One year ago, the Office of the Surgeon General released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer, establishing skin cancer prevention as a public health priority for our nation. The Call to Action described prevention strategies that work and called on all community partners to work together to prevent skin cancer.


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Sun Safety and Social Media – Using Hashtags for Health

Julia Berteletti - Tuesday, 5 August 2014 01:38

The topic of sun safety has gotten national media attention since the Acting U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Boris Lushniak, announced the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer last Tuesday, July 29th. In addition to the Call to Action itself, which is over 100 pages long, there are abbreviated materials for sharing the message with consumers. These materials include the 10-page Consumer Booklet, the 2-page Quick Facts, and even shorter 140-character Tweets.


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Surgeon General Says “UV Bad”

Klein Buendel - Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:22

Today for the first time ever, the Surgeon General of the United States publically acknowledged that “ultraviolet radiation is bad; protect yourself!” In a webcast from Washington D.C., Dr. Boris Lushniak, Acting U.S. Surgeon General, released an historic 112-page report called the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.


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Sustained Impact of Workplace Sun Safety

Mary Buller - Thursday, 22 May 2014 02:41

Sustaining evidence-based public health programs is essential for achieving long-term health benefits and critical given national and local resource investment.1 The sustainability of efforts to educate and convince outdoor workers to practice sun protection is essential for several reasons.