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Sherry Pagoto
UConn professor into public health, behavioral science, and social media. Director . Past-prez . Opinions are mine.
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Sherry Pagoto 16h
Important viewpoint questions whether the science getting media attention is the most impactful science. This is a needed call for a public health agenda for .
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 18
Sure! That sounds so neat!
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 18
Replying to @DrNicolasHart @KTB_PhD
Australia is a global leader in skin cancer prevention. Would love to see the rest of the world follow!
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 18
Replying to @DrvanTilburg
Great advice. If the person has few followers, no real name with no or odd bio or an odd feed (e.g., just RTs or all rage tweets) then not worth engaging. Prob a bot or troll from the farm!
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 18
The necessity of the engaged scientist, via . "There can be no science without a concern for the human predicament, our fragility, our contingency."
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 18
New report shows over half the tweets about e-cigs are from bots 🤖
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Sara Donevant Oct 17
Kudos to for discussing this barrier to mHealth adoption. Health literacy, numeracy bar entry in dieting apps via
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
Replying to @aetiology
😔 I’m sorry, Tara.
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
Replying to @ryan_sweigart
The study in slide 2 showed increased risk of melanoma in physically active adults. We don't really have an answer as to what explains that risk. My hunch though is more prolonged, unprotected sun exposure.
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
Yes! It was such a hot summer I got so used to loving the early runs, now it's so chilly that I'm being a big baby about it.
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
Thanks! I'm a runner too and there are some unique barriers to sunscreen use but we need to be so vigilant. I've been trying to wear long sleeves unless uber hot, otherwise lots of SPF.
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
10/10 If getting a tan is your guilty pleasure, here’s the secret for doing it sans UV from ’s makeup artist, who lost his bro to melanoma. Our research in shows sunless tanning is useful!!
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
9/10 EXERCISE IS MEDICINE...but let’s not add poison to the dose! Exercisers: consider these tips for protecting yourself from the harms of prolonged sun exposure. If you have a personal or family history of melanoma, good sun safety habits are doubly important.
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
8/10 Look how the tanning industry is also finding its way to athletes via organized sports. h/t What can we do to intervene on this? If you're at a university consider becoming a Skin Smart Campus:
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
7/10 We then studied people who tan in gyms and found they tan more than people who tan elsewhere, with nearly half reporting a tanning habit so intense it resembles an addiction. 😮 See: and original article in :
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
6/10 Does exercising in the gym protect us from skin cancer? My work w revealed a huge danger in gyms: TANNING BEDS. In Connecticut, we found that 62% of and gyms have tanning beds. Gyms have become the new tanning salons. 😩
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
5/10 Hey exercisers! Let’s hear from you. What prevents you from using sun protection during your outdoor workouts? Vote in this poll or reply with a comment on your top barrier to wearing sun protection during exercise.
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
4/10 We also found that about 46% had poor sun safety habits. They shook out into two different types. The first is people who don’t think much about sun safety when they go out to exercise. The second appears to be people who use workouts as a twofer: exercise and tan.
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
3/10 Given the link bet exercise and melanoma. My colleague and I surveyed active & inactive people to see if active folks had worse sun safety habits. Indeed, they reported more time in the sun and more time in the tanning bed!
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Sherry Pagoto Oct 17
My first Twitter conference is the Exercise Oncology Twitter Conference . I'm talking about exercise and melanoma risk. Going on now. Follow this thread! ⬇️
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