Skin Cancer Prevention 101

By Erin Knobler

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! With the start of summer around the corner, we want to share some tips to make sure you stay protected while enjoying the sun.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun, tanning booths, and sunlamps increases your risk of skin cancer.

There are a few different types of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types, but rarely cause serious problems. Melanoma is the most worrisome type of skin cancer, but if it is identified and treated early, it is usually curable.

The good news is that there is a lot you can do to prevent skin cancer. Here are 6 helpful tips to keep you safe in the sun:

  1. Wear sunblock or sunscreen (UVA/UVB) with SPF 15 or greater. Apply it…
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5 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

By Erin Knobler

As a smoker, you know that quitting smoking is one of the toughest habits to break. In the United States, smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. Not only can smoking reduce your life expectancy by 10 years, but it also increases your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, lung and other types of cancer, and chronic illness such as emphysema.

Quitting smoking is a difficult…

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5 Healthy Snacks Under 150 Calories

By Therese Pope

Snacking is a great way to boost metabolism, and keeps you energized throughout the day. Pairing together a healthy carbohydrate (like an apple, orange, or carrots) with a healthy protein (like nuts, cheese, or yogurt) is an effective way to make your snack more energy-balanced.

The carb and protein combo helps balance blood sugar, curbs your appetite, and leaves you feeling full longer.…

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Managing Glaucoma and High Cholesterol

By Therese Pope

“Downloading the CareZone app was the best thing I have ever done. In the past, when I separated my medications into pill boxes, I still forgot to take them. Now I always take my medication on time.”

– Jacqueline

Jacqueline doesn’t let her health conditions stop her from enjoying a peaceful and happy life. Here’s what she shared with CareZone:

What is the most challenging part of…

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