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January 2021

Skin Cancer by the Numbers

20 Percent of Americans who will develop some form of skin cancer by the time they’re 65.

50 Percent of melanomas, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, that are self-detected.

75 Percent increase in having melanoma if you use an indoor tanning bed before age 35.              

30 Million Number of Americans who use indoor tanning beds each year.

3 Million Number of…

Understanding Sepsis

Each year, at least 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis, a serious medical condition which occurs when the body has an extreme response to an infection. Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and even death.

Anyone with an infection can get sepsis, but people are more susceptible if they are 65 or older, have a weakened immune system or have a chronic…

Your Lifelong, Life-Saving Guide

Norah O’Donnell’s story proves the point. Regular preventive exams and checkups can not only identify health issues before you know something is wrong, they can also save your life.

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, many people have postponed their routine medical appointments.  During the first months of the pandemic, for example, breast cancer screenings were down 63 percent and…

Why People Don’t See A Provider (And Why They Should)

If you think you’re too busy to see your doctor, be sure to read Norah O’Donnell story on page 2. She was too busy to see her dermatologist for an annual skin checkup. When she finally did, she was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. If she had waited a few more months, the outcome might have been tragically different.

If any of the following excuses for not seeing…

Saving Your Life Is As Easy As ABCDE

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. The most serious type of skin cancer is melanoma, the kind Norah O’Donnell was diagnosed with. It accounts for more than 75 percent of the skin-cancer deaths that occur each year.   

With skin cancer being so common, it’s extremely important to know how to…

A Message from the CEO: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth…

It was Benjamin Franklin who coined the now famous saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Today, thanks to modern medical technology, we could also say that an ounce of prevention can save your life. Just ask Norah O’Donnell, whose compelling story demonstrates the life-saving importance of early detection. An early diagnosis of any medical condition opens the door…

Celebrity Spotlight: A Wake-up Call with Norah O’Donnell

Norah O’Donnell shares how her health priorities changed after being diagnosed with melanoma. 

As the anchor of The CBS Evening News, Norah O’Donnell is the #1 most-watched woman on TV news in America. With her two-year anniversary as the CBS anchor coming up in July, Norah is taking advantage of her high-profile position to get the word out about melanoma, the dangerous skin cancer…

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