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    Skin Cancer Overview

    What are the risk factors for skin cancer? Risk factors for non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers include: Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation (sunlight or tanning booths and lamps) Pale skin (easily sunburned, doesn’t tan much or at all, natural red or blond hair) Workplace exposure to coal tar, pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds, or radium […]

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    UAMS Breast Center First in Central Arkansas to Offer 3-D Mammograms

      LITTLE ROCK – Women in central Arkansas have new tool in the fight against breast cancer.   The Breast Center at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute announces the addition 3-D mammography technology to its full array of services. The UAMS Breast Center is the only facility in central Arkansas to offer this […]

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    Study Finds Children Living With People Who Smoke Miss More School

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 6, 2012) – A study published by PEDIATRICS® found that children living with one or more adults who smoked in the home were absent from school more days per year than children living in a home without people who smoke.  The study also showed that children living with two or more […]

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    Protecting Your Children From Tobacco Use

    Take action today to help protect your children from the harms caused by tobacco use. Free resources are available to help you and your children live fuller, healthier lives.   Helping Your Kids Stay Tobacco-Free As the new school year approaches, parents and caregivers start thinking about preparing their children for the upcoming year. For […]

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