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Utah's number of skin cancer cases has been rising, and the state has now been listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as having the highest rate in the country, with about 41 new cases per 100,000 people.
Having darker skin reduces the risk of skin cancer, but doesn't eliminate it. Hispanics are less likely to be aware of that risk, and more apt to be diagnosed late, which can be deadly.
Changes in sunscreen labels designed to make them clearer don't seem to be doing the job, a survey finds. Less than one quarter of people knew that SPF value relates to preventing sunburns.