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Childhood sun exposure increases skin cancer risk later in life

July 3, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

With the school year over and summer officially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Continue Reading

Suspected scabies in Grand Forks group home raises concerns

August 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Both cases were treated before scabies – a fairly common, itchy skin disease caused by microscopic mites – could be confirmed, officials said. No additional reports have come in, and the initial public concern appears to have subsided. Continue Reading

SUNSCREENS: New rules intended to reduce consumer confusion

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Starting next summer, if sunscreens don’t protect against both ultraviolet B rays and ultraviolet A rays, or the sun protection factor is below 15, then they have to carry a warning: “This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging.” Continue Reading

Public advised to stop using some skin-lightening products

May 26, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is advising state residents to stop using some types of skin-lightening products, after testing revealed that they may contain dangerous levels of mercury.
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HEALTH: Skin cancer awareness

May 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month.
The most common type of cancer, skin cancer accounts for about half of all cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. More than 2 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer and 68,130 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer were found in 2010, the American Cancer Society said.
Herald reporter Ann Bailey talked with Ann Grossbauer, a Sanford Health registered nurse in East Grand Forks, about keeping your skin safe in the summer sun.
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For Rice, it’s another step in advanced health care

January 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR It looks like a cushion but isn’t. Embedded inside are dozens of tiny sensors that measure pressure from someone sitting.
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Shunning the sun may be harmful to your health, too

December 24, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than a million new cases diagnosed each year. But efforts to prevent it might be creating a health crisis of another sort. Continue Reading

Skin damage possible from resting laptops

October 4, 2010 in West Central Tribune

CHICAGO People who work with a laptop computer sitting on their lap might want to rethink that habit. Continue Reading

Patrons show a little too much skin at local tavern

September 8, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

A local watering hole received a $500 citation and a two-year monitoring period after a “wet T-shirt contest” and breast flashing ensued on July 24. Continue Reading