BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA How your hairdresser could save you from cancer
By Danielle Betteen
The other day, I found myself enjoying the warm weather outside. Afterward, it occurred to me I didnt have any sunscreen on all day. I was so excited to be outside I completely fo... Posted on 6/19/12 at 8:07 AM
HEALTHBEAT Taking a risk in the tanning booth
Here's a story that recently made headlines: A mom in New Jersey is facing a criminal charge of child endangerment after allegedly allowing her 5-year-old daughter to use a tanning booth, leading to a... Posted on 5/16/12 at 11:41 AM
Concern about misuse of tanning booths may be spreading since “tanning mom” ignited nationwide controversy when she was charged with taking her 5-year-old daughter into a booth. She denied the charge, claiming the child was sunburned from playing outdoors.
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GF teacher’s personal message about getting too much sun becomes potential lifesaver A Grand Forks middle school teacher who was treated for a deadly skin cancer has turned his “why me?” moment into “why not me?” by sharing with young people what he’s learned about the dangers of overexposure to the sun. One of his talks in Park River, N.D., just may have been a lifesaver.
For the first time, a novel treatment that trains the immune system to fight cancer has shown modest benefit in late-stage testing against the deadly skin cancer melanoma.
The approach is called a cancer vaccine, even though it treats disease rather than prevents it. In a study of about 180 patients already getting standard therapy, the vaccine doubled the number of patients whose tumors shrank, and extended the time until their cancer worsened by about six weeks.
, May 30, 2009
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