MED-HIVE JANUARY THEME - SKIN HEALTH

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Greetings MED-Hive community!

HAPPY NEW MONTH TO EVERYONE!

Hello everyone! We welcome you once again, to the Med-hive community Monthly Theme Reveal Post for Health Promotion, Awareness and Discussions. As this community's main objective, members have the opportunity to join and share knowledge, practical tips and answer questions about the theme of the month.

We all want to learn and grow with this community this month, as we write about a chosen area of focus. Please, feel free to do as many posts as you want about the topic throughout the month even outside the weekly prompts. We aim to open health discussions regarding our topic and the more the merrier!

Medicine has myriads of things to write about, considering the different points of view from the various health professionals or even non-professionals, everyone has a health experience. Thus, you have the opportunity to glean from them and expand your horizons about our topic for the month, here on the wonderful Hive Blockchain.

Let's get the knowledge flowing, shall we?

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The theme of this month is - SKIN HEALTH

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The Biggest Organ of the Body

(...)skin is your first layer of defense against the outside world. Skin can also give important clues to your overall health.
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There are a number of things that our skin is responsible for, not only defending us against bad bacteria and environmental hazards but also being able to feel through various sensitive nerves. However, unfortunately, there are also a number of diseases that can occur on the skin, some more serious than others.

Accordingly to this article,

Despite many cases being preventable, cutaneous melanoma remains the most serious skin cancer worldwide. (...)

And more concerningly,

This epidemiological assessment of global cancer data estimated that 325 000 new melanoma cases and 57 000 deaths due to melanoma occurred in 2020, with large geographic variations in incidence across countries and world regions. If 2020 rates remain stable, the global burden from melanoma is estimated to increase to 510 000 new cases and 96 000 deaths by 2040.
Melina Arnold, Deependra Singh, Mathieu Laversanne, et al,. 2022

With this being said, the MED-HIVE community thought it is an important subject to discuss and more importantly, a topic to raise awareness about.

Therefore, it's now officially the beginning of the month theme!

In the following days, we will launch weekly challenges with prizes to be won, so make sure to pay attention to the @med-hive account in the next couple of days! Just to give you all a sneak peek of what might happen this month here's a summary:


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Throughout January we will be having 4 weekly prompts.

More information about the first weekly prompt will come out on Tuesday 3rd January, due to the new year taking place on a Sunday. As for the next weekly prompt, they will come out on their respective Mondays. Therefore, the 2nd weekly prompt post will come out on January 9th, the 3rd weekly prompt on January 16th and the last one will come out on January 23rd. These next posts will have information explaining the rules and the topic for the week as well as the prizes at stake!

Stay tuned and don't miss a thing!

Rewards

We heard the community and we feel we need to reward the time it takes to make posts, including research, study and even sharing vulnerable experiences regarding sickness and impairments. We are looking for new ways to reward our dedicated community members, therefore we now will have weekly rewards as well as monthly rewards!

More information about weekly rewards will be available in each weekly prompt post. Get the dates on your schedule, January 3rd, 9th, 16th and 23rd there will be a post coming out with everything you need to know to participate and get your fair shot at the weekly rewards!

For now, the monthly rewards will be

  • 5 HIVE for the best and most helpful med-post related to Skin Health
  • 5 HIVE for the best non-med post related to Skin Health

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👉 To be eligible for the HIVE MONTHLY REWARDS you must: 👈

  • Follow the rules of the community
  • Do a post about skin health between 00:00 UTC on January 3rd and 23:59UTC on January 31st
  • Subscribe to MED-Hive community
  • Join our Discord Channel and register if you are a health professional
  • Engage within the community through comments and supporting others
  • Place a link to your post(s) in the comment section below for us to be able to find it easily (please edit the same comment if you wanna share more than 1 post)

👉 All these steps must be followed to be eligible for the rewards 👈

We will take into account engagement levels, writing quality, level of evidence, readability of the content, relevance for the month's topic, creativity and if you followed all the rules. A post announcing the winner will be made in the first week of the next month and prizes will be distributed. There will also be honourable mentions with a summary of good-quality posts that we believe deserve your support and sharing.

Important Notes & Rules

Posts are welcome from everyone in and out of the community, everyone is welcome to join this prompt. What experiences do you have? What research can you share? Feel free to express yourself about this. Write your post around the focus area in a way that will:

  1. Enlighten the community.

  2. Equip readers to make healthy decisions.

  3. Correct harmful health practices.

  4. Encourage healthy practices.

  5. Create and promote necessary health awareness.

The post should contain:

  • An english translation if written in a native language.
  • If any external material or resource is used in the post, it should be well cited and ensure proper images tailored to your post are used and rightly sourced.
  • If references are used, place the link of each one at the end of your post, in a way it's easily accessible.
  • The use of the following tag: #medhive

Remember to engage with others' posts and let's make the community lively. Kindly share your post on Twitter with the #medhive and #posh tag. Make sure your account is registered, giving you the possibility to earn posh tokens and also spread the word of Hive to the community on Twitter.

Let's not forget the most important rule of all:

Plagiarism is not tolerated, you are solely responsible to confirm your information and source your references properly.

Join us on Discord

If you are a health professional (med-member)

Becoming a registered member is a way to ensure scrutiny of information and credential to keep our readers safe from harmful information. We ask all health professional members to join our Discord Channel so you can complete the registration process there and get your role assigned. We will be available if you need any assistance.

If you are a non-medical member

Non-medical members are also encouraged to join the Community and Discord. You will get a non-med role assigned and more importantly, you'll join in the fun! We welcome posts meeting the requirements of the community from you too.

Final notes

PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR HEALTH PROVIDER IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. AVOID SEEKING CONSULTATIONS FOR TREATMENT ON THE PLATFORM. YOU DO THAT AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THE COMMUNITY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHATEVER OUTCOME.

To help support the community you can reblog, comment, upvote or even delegate to the @med-hive community account, using the following links:

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Also, you can join our voting trail and help us curate good quality content. We appreciate all the help we can get to reach out to more people that might benefit from our content and to properly reward our community authors.

Lastly, we want to appreciate the community admins, @jaydr, @marilour and @blackdaisyft, and other members for their work and effort made for the community and for the benefit of all hivers.

Have fun and learn! We look forward to hearing from you all.

Useful resources and links for this month's theme:

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