Guys, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Aside from COVID-19 testing and vaccination, when was the last time you went to the doctor to check in on your general health? If it’s been more than a year, it’s time to make an appointment.
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The statistics are sobering. The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates the risk of developing life-threatening melanoma increases 75% from just one indoor tanning session before the age of 35. Indoor tanning can also lead to non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, and cataracts and cancers of the eye.
But aside from the statistics, the emotional and personal consequences of indoor tanning can be downright scary.
By Kristen Hackbarth, Communications Director
Have you ever had someone tell you they had a little something removed from their skin saying, “It’s no big deal, just a little skin cancer,” and continue on as if it’s really no big deal? It was a little shocking the first time I’d heard it from someone. After all, it’s cancer and skin is the largest organ of the body. That seems pretty serious.
In fact, it is.
Today, the disease of obesity affects more than 93 million Americans, and more than 33 percent of Americans are affected by excess weight. Obesity Care Week brings the topic of obesity in the forefront and helps individuals with obesity get access to science and clinically-based treatments.
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Your employees are your champions. The ones who give your company heart. Offer paid leave programs and benefits to those who need it most.
I am a Community Health Sciences student at the University of Nevada, Reno, set to graduate in spring of 2021. This semester I have had the privilege of interning with Smoke Free Truckee Meadows, which is a local initiative of the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition.
Gentlemen, let’s have a talk. Ladies, you can listen in too since we’re all in this together, really.
November is National Healthy Skin Month. This awareness effort stresses how to check your skin periodically to detect signs of skin cancer among other things. But let’s go a little deeper, shall we?
Do you need support? These national resources are here to help you... whether you live in Nevada or beyond.
If you're ever worried that someone's life is in immediate danger, call 911 or go directly to emergency services.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Make Yourself Available
Men are taught to hide their feelings as a sign of strength and masculinity. But when it comes to loving and being loved, that belief is a sure fire guarantee of isolation, loneliness, and depression. Show up, because only what you show is available to be loved.
Honesty is Your Trump Card
Love can be trusted only when you know you are being loved for who you really are for your excellence and shortcomings, your toughness and tenderness all of you. Honestly letting your