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March 27, 2009
Vol. 50 No. 19

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Doctor discusses cancer prevention

Dermatologist O. Fred Miller is coming to campus to speak about protecting your skin from sun exposure and early identification of melanoma.

Please join the Health Center in welcoming him on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m.?in the Apple Community Room of the Garrett Sports Complex.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Miller has been practicing medicine at Geisinger Medical Center for more than 30 years. He specializes in melanoma, wound care and pigmented lesions.

Excessive exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of the sun is the most important preventable cause of melanoma.

Melanoma may suddenly appear without warning, but can also develop from or near a mole. The overall incidence of melanoma is rising at an alarming rate. In 2005, at current rates, one in 34 Americans has a lifetime risk of developing melanoma.

Dorm to hold yard sale

West Hall will be hosting a garage sale tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the West Hall lounge. Students will be selling dorm supplies, school supplies, used and new DVDs, Vera Bradley items and more. Students looking for a bargain or looking to get rid of unwanted items before Easter Break should take advantage of this event.

Snacks and drinks will be provided free of charge.

Anyone interested in selling should contact the West Hall head resident, Claire Polcrack, via e-mail by 10 a.m. tomorrow.

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