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Study: Wealthy & Impoverished Get Different Types Of Cancer

A new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get. Researchers looked at three million tumors diagnosed over a four-year period. They found in the poorest neighborhoods, larynx, cervical, and liver cancers were the most common.

05/27/2014

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Health Watch: Tips For Preventing, Recognizing Skin Cancer

Summer unofficially kicks off  Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota, and experts say this is also a good time to remind everyone about sun safety. Three and a half million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, and many cases can be prevented or detected early.

05/24/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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The Risks Of Sun Exposure And How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Now that sun exposure is considered a cancer risk on the same level with tobacco and asbestos, it’s time to get serious about protecting yourself.

06/03/2013

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Doctors Use New Tool For Faster Skin Cancer Diagnosis

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. It is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but there is good news.

05/20/2013

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Man Thanks Hair Stylist For Life-Saving Haircut

A local man has his hair stylist to thank for saving his life. John Taylor says he would be facing a serious illness — if his hairdresser hadn’t spotted something growing on his scalp.

09/06/2012

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Good Question: Do Sunburns Actually ‘Burn’ Our Skin?

Step outside lately and it feels like you’re cooking. Step inside and you’re bound to look a little pink, especially if you skipped the sunscreen. The feeling is familiar: Hot, stingy red skin. But what’s actually happening when we get a sunburn?

07/03/2012

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Study: Coffee May Lower The Risk Of Getting Common Skin Cancer

A new study shows the more coffee you drink, the lower your risk of developing the most common type of skin cancer.

07/02/2012

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How To Choose The Right Sunscreen

It appears the Twin Cities may see some sunshine this weekend, and a lot of people will be focused on soaking up whatever we get. Here are some tips on how to choose the best sunscreens.

05/18/2012

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Champlin Woman Warns Of The Consequences Of Tanning

In Minnesota this time of year, we soak up all the sun we can get before winter hits.

05/07/2012

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Mother Of 2 Battles Melanoma A 2nd Time

A mother from Maple Plain living with incurable cancer says she wants her story to help other people.

07/05/2011

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FDA Announces New Sunscreen Rules

The Federal Drug Administration is changing the rules for companies who make sunscreen.

06/14/2011