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General, Lifestyle

Ali Hendi M.D. Interview With NBC4 Washington | Melanoma Monday: 4 Things You Should Know

Dr Ali Hendi, Co-Founder of luminora™, was recently interviewed by NBC 4 Washington. In his interview with NBC 4, Dr Ali Hendi spoke about keeping safe from the sun, and skin cancer prevention. It is estimated that one in five Americans will get skin cancer, making it THE most common cancer. Skin cancer cases outnumber breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancer combined! The most common skin cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma is slowly growing and rarely fatal. It grows within the skin and typically does not spread (metastasize). The second most common skin cancer is Squamous Cell Carcinoma, which can be fast growing, and has the potential to spread. However, melanoma is the deadliest and accounts for the majority of deaths from skin cancer; luckily it accounts for less than one percent of all skin cancer cases. UV exposure from the sun, or tanning beds, is a known carcinogen that accounts for the most preventable...

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Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel

My journey to luminora™

With the launch of luminora™ fast approaching, I’m constantly being asked “how did you make the leap from being an attorney/wife/mother to becoming a fashion designer?” My answer: While design is an important aspect of my new business, and a great creative outlet, it is only a small piece of the puzzle I’m privileged to work on daily. My biggest challenge is finding ways to create a business that is innovative, socially responsible, and serves a greater need for women all over the world. I also don’t see myself as a fashion designer, but rather as an advocate for health conscious women who value freedom, self-expression, authenticity, and cultivation of joy through travel and new experiences. As a wife to a skin cancer surgeon,  with a passion for traveling to beautiful sunny destinations, and a love for exercise and the outdoors, I found that my lifestyle was in conflict with...

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