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The Top 5 Types of Headwear for Cancer Patients

Cancer is one of the most challenging and stressful experiences of a lifetime. What makes the diagnosis even more difficult are the side effects of the chemotherapy. While devastating to many aspects of a person’s mental and physical health, it is a necessary treatment for the survival of the cancer patient.

Chemotherapy can be especially difficult because one of the main side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. As much as our friends and family members try to lift our spirits once our hair begins to fall out, it is difficult to maintain high spirits and healthy self-esteem levels when our hair thins and falls out. While this loss of self-esteem may not seem important, ask any cancer survivor and they’ll tell you that a positive attitude and a hopeful spirit are important tools of survival during chemotherapy treatment.

In the spirit of boosting self-esteem and providing hope, we would like to present to you a concise list of headwear available to those who are suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments.

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What is the UV Index and why is it important?

What does the UV Index mean anyway, and why is it so important to people in general? Most people know about sun protection through SPF sunscreens and UPF clothing products that are UV rated, and they realize they should use both. But do they understand the medical concerns that go along with exposure to the sun?

 It’s doubtful you’ll turn into Superman with extra sun exposure… most likely you’ll have to deal with super-villains like wrinkles and cataracts.

On that note, let’s get familiar with the UV Index and the type of UPF products that help you enjoy the outdoors without eye and skin damage.

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Tips for Keeping Children Protected in the Sun

Who doesn’t love the swimming in the pool or heading to the park during the summer, especially when you can spend time with your own kids? However, as fun as being outside may be, even the smallest sunburns can greatly increase your child’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life. With such a high-risk factor, it is crucial that you take sun protection very seriously. Follow these tips to protect your child from the sun and keep them safe during the warm season.

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A New Look at an Old Favorite – Dog Bandanas

At Hoo-rag, we have an extensive line of tubular bandanas that our customers love to wear when they are out in the wild enjoying life and the outdoors. But what about those outdoors folk who want to take man’s best friend with them on trips? Good news – dog bandanas as accessories have never been more popular!

Dogs, especially large and medium-sized breeds, look great in our cool-looking tubular bandanas. Since our dogs love to spend time with us hunting, fishing, exploring the wilderness, and running down the trail, it’s a stylish idea to accessorize. 

In fact, you both can even wear matching bandanas from our vast catalog. It’s tough to out-cute a Weiner dog but a Hoo will boost your chances.

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Tubular Bandanas for Chefs – The New and Better Trend

Many people make use of bandanas for different reasons. They can be worn stylishly to make a statement, but most people use them for sun protection or to keep sweat from dripping down in their eyes from their forehead. Perfect for hot spots like:

  • The beach
  • Kitchens
  • Or trapped in a rotisserie-style tanning bed

Most bandanas will do this job with ease, especially in the kitchen, but there’s a new tubular bandana for chefs that performs this task better than others. Hoo-rag has designed a tubular bandana option that wicks away sweat faster, is extremely breathable, wash-friendly, and comes in dynamic designs. 

Its versatility is perfect in an age of face masks too.

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Goliath Grouper Caught on a Wrench

Goliath Grouper Caught on  A Wrench
Ryan Hein catches a 400lb Goliath Grouper on a wrench.

Ryan Hein of St. Pete, Florida decided to try out a lure he made from a number 11 wrench from his tool box. About 30 miles offshore, and on his first drop, his poll bent nearly in half with the weight of the fish. On the other end? A 400lb Goliath Grouper.

Could the key to big fish be in your toolbox?

And if our eyes don’t deceive us, it looks like Ryan is rocking the Snook Real Photo. What do you think?
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Guest Blog Post: Field Biologist Jeremy Tiemann

We are excited to have a guest blogger this week! Field Biologist Jeremy Tiemann and his colleague, M.H. Sabaj-Perez, recently headed down to Brazil for research on the Xingu River and were awesome enough to share their experience with us! 

U.S. and Brazilian biologists are collaborating on an inventory of the fishes, mollusks, and crustaceans of the Xingu River, a large tributary of the Amazon River, in the state of Para, Brazil.  With funding from the National Science Foundation, we joined other researchers from the U.S. and Brazil and sampled the lower Xingu near Altamira during the month of November 2014.  This was the third expedition to the region. This stretch of river includes the area that will be affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam complex.  During this time of year water levels are at their lowest point and many species of fishes become crowded together making them easier to collect.  The goal of the project was to document the diversity of aquatic life and habitats in the various stretches of the lower Xingu prior to its modification by the dam complex.

Members of the U.S. Expedition team holding the Brazilian Flag Hoo at the downstream most waterfall on the rio Xingu, Brazil.
Members of the U.S. Expedition team holding the Brazilian Flag Hoo at the downstream most waterfall on the rio Xingu, Brazil. 

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