Monthly Archives: May 2010

Skin cancer: Why it’s Important to Catch this Common Disease Early

This week, we've used the blog to talk about Vitamin D and Protecting Your Skin . Today we tackle skin cancer. It's beautiful and sunny today in Baltimore, but remember to put on your sunscreen before heading outdoors. About one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. every year, and one in…
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Magic of Life Gala Fundraser Features American Idol Jordin Sparks

If you love watching American Idol, now you have the chance to see the winner of season six live at the 2010 LifeBridge Health Magic of Life Gala. Jordin Sparks will headline this one-night only concert at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Saturday, June 5. Proceeds from the evening will benefit projects at Sinai Hospital,…
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Sinai Kicks Off Walking at Work on Wednesdays

If yesterday's weather was any indication, Mother Nature is sending a resounding "yes" to Sinai employees ready to exercise. Under sunny skies, Sinai Hospital kicked off its annual Walking at Work on Wednesdays program at noon in the K lot. Roughly 125 employees turned out and one lucky winner received a $25 Target gift card.…
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Vitamin D: Should you soak up the sun to get this vital nutrient?

Yesterday we discussed UVA sun rays and the aging effects they cause. Though UVA can also be responsible for skin cancer, UVB is the part of sunlight primarily responsible. (Think UVA, “A” for “aging”; UVB, “B” for “bad.”) However, UVB light, which is the more dangerous of the two, is also the part of sunlight…
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Protecting Your Skin

Dermatologist Sean T. Gunning, M.D., addressed a full house at Wednesday’s Lunch and Learn session at the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute. Thanks to the graphic images he shared of skin damage, either aging or skin cancer-related, it’s a safe bet that most members of the audience probably won’t be venturing outside again without…
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