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Program offers advice on skin care

| Sunday, June 20, 2010 12:00 a.m

Rite Aid has partnered with The Skin Cancer Foundation to promote smart skin-care practices and raise skin-cancer awareness.

The nationwide program includes a free skin-care guide available until July 24, or while supplies last, and online at ; an opportunity for free full-body skin-cancer screenings by local dermatologists; and advice from Rite Aid pharmacists.

The guide covers a range of topics, including:

• Skin-care tips to prevent damage and fight wrinkles

• Safe alternatives to tanning

• The myth that people of color are less susceptible to sun damage

• Potentially lifesaving tips to catch cancer early, such as using the ABCDEs to be wary of moles that become asymmetrical, borders, color, diameter or otherwise are evolving or changing

• The difference between UVA and UVB rays

• Incorporating sun protection into daily routine

• Tips to reduce existing damage

• Diabetes-specific skin-care moisturizing

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. For more information, visit .

AKMC offers session to quit smoking

Alle-Kiski Medical Center is offering the Highmark Clear the Air: Smoking Cessation class at Destination Wellness, Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer.

This one session, two-hour program is the step you take before deciding to quit tobacco; it helps you to identify reasons for quitting and gives you the tools you need to quit for good.

There is no fee for Highmark members; a nominal fee is charged for non-Highmark members.

Call 724-274-5202 for a one-on-one session with a trained smoking-cessation instructor.

Caring for a loved one with cancer is stressful.

Caregivers can learn to manage their stress through the same methods that apply to anyone facing a stressful situation. Cancer Treatment Centers of America offers these tips:

Find a treatment center that will help. Some centers provide support for caregivers too.

Ask for and accept help. Accept help from family members. Seek support groups.

Know your limits. Learn to say, “no,” or split duties when things become too much.

For more information, visit

— From staff and wire reports

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