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2014-05-29 12:28:43

Backed by Science, the La Roche-Posay SOS--Save Our Skin Program and the WDS--Play Safe in The Sun Program are leading the charge to increase sun safe behavior for all ethnicities NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skin cancer might not seem like a significant health threat for those with darker skin tones, but according to recent studies, it should be. One out of five Americans will get skin cancer(2), and although melanoma incidence is higher in Caucasians, the 5-year survival rates for...

2011-06-23 15:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an important milestone for the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS) and its award-winning skin cancer prevention and sun safety campaign, Play Safe in the Sun, Greater St. Louis volunteers reached out to the breast cancer awareness community for the first time since the outreach began in 2004 by participating in the downtown's recent Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ®. The expanded focus was prompted by data indicating that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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