Skin Cancer Prevention

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ADHS Cancer Programs Receive National Recognition

By | September 8th, 2015|General|

The Arizona Cancer Registry and the Arizona SunWise Skin Cancer Prevention Program recently received national recognition from the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC released their first annual 2015 Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report. The document is a follow-up data report to the U.S. Surgeon [...]

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Summer Means It’s Time for Sun Safety

By | June 2nd, 2014|General|

Skin cancer is now the most common cancer in the U.S. but is preventable by using good judgment.  Thirteen new studies confirm what most of us have suspected, that protecting your skin from damaging UV rays with clothing, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and shade, decreases sunburns, tanning and the formation of moles—all factors in developing a [...]

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Federal Funds for Arizona Public Health

By | May 13th, 2014|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

We use a lot of CDC grants  in Arizona to promote public health.  I’ve talked about what we do with the Maternal and Child Health, as well as the Behavioral Health, grants in previous blogs.  There’s another grant that lets us focus on issues that are specifically tailored to Arizona.  The Preventive Health block grant helps fund our [...]

Limit the Sun, Not the Fun

By | June 8th, 2010|Prevention|

School is out & the UV index will be over 10 for the next couple of months, meaning that it’s sun safety season.  Since the majority of a person’s lifetime exposure to the sun occurs by the age of 18, it’s crucial to protect and educate parents and children about the simple steps to take [...]