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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Did youmelanoma-photo1 know that May is melanoma awareness month? Survival rates have improved over the past 30 years. Early detection is the key.
What to look for? (from the Mayo Clinic)
Melanomas can develop anywhere on your body. They most often develop in areas that have had exposure to the sun, such as your back, legs, arms and face. Melanomas can also occur in areas that don’t receive much sun exposure, such as the soles of your feet, palms of your hands and fingernail beds. These hidden melanomas are more common in people with darker skin.

Skin an Inside/Outside Job

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

In this busy, rush-rush, high stress society we live in, our ability to take time to nourish ourselves often gets put on the back shelf and subsequently ignored. Your skin is the largest organ you have.  It is also the only organ that you must tend to from both the inside and the outside.  Some main causes for aging of skin are:




  • Sun exposure
  • Poor nutrition
  • Stress
  • Poor sleep
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine