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Focused on Health

Learn from the experts how diet, exercise, sun protection, tobacco cessation and wellness exams can help you lead a healthier life.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month


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In the May issue of Focused on Health: 

Fashion Forward Sun Protection

Sunglass ModelWhen it comes to sun protection, sunscreen always has been high on the sun protection radar. It still is – but would you like to add another layer of protection without feeling like a well-greased baking pan? Fortunately, some of today's hottest fashion trends also offer a tremendous amount of sun protection.
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Get the Facts: Maximize Your Sunscreen

hand applying sunscreenWhen purchasing sunscreen, do you ever wonder which SPF is best? Most people want to get the best protection possible from their sunscreen. Because of the wide selection of sunscreens available today, sometimes making the right choice can be a confusing task.
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Get A Healthy Glow

Tanning LotionGlossy magazine ads for tanning salons are everywhere, selling the image that being bronzed means being beautiful. The reality is that tanning beds can be dangerous. Learn what products can help you achieve that same, bronzed look without damaging your skin or increasing your risk for skin cancer.
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Video Blog: Head-to-Toe Skin Check

Micheal Migden, M.D.Michael R. Migden, M.D., assistant professor in M. D. Anderson’s Department of Dermatology explains the proper way to conduct a head-to-toe skin self-exam and provides information on when and where to get a free M. D. Anderson skin cancer screening exam.
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