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With the winter thaw,  all over the country parents and children of every color and skin tone are beginning to think about Little League.   Its an exciting time.  Bats, balls, mitts, caps, helmets, socks and the team colors are brought out  in preparation, and dreams are built.
Now is the time to make sure your child [...]

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Using sunscreens or  sunblocks is a vital part of sun protection and skin cancer prevention.     Unfortunately, however, whenever I go to buy a sunscreen I am overwhelmed, amazed, terrified and amused by all the different brands that are available. How to choose? Here are a few useful tips provided by dermatologists.
Understand how you will be [...]

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Use of glass tinting, sunscreens, sunglasses, and sun protective gloves/sleeves helps to minimize UVR exposure while driving.

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Avoid UVR and direct heat during winter

As we head into winter, many of us become less concerned about sun exposure and more worried about dry skin.  Combine these concerns and use products that will protect you against both.  Also, be aware that heat – heat from fireplaces, hot showers, hot water bottles etc., can cause premature aging of the skin that [...]

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Acne Medicines can cause sun sensitivity

Acne medications can cause sun sensitivity and skin cancers.

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A new report just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology should put to rest fears that a commonly used ingredient in sunscreen accelerates the development of skin cancer.

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Ten years after the FDA announced their intention to change rules governing sunscreen labels, they are set to release new guidelines in October. The question is: Why now? Why ten years later?

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Researchers at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have issued a study showing retinyl palmitate does not speed the development of skin cancer when used in sunscreen formulations.

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The Natural Sunscreen Alternative for Sun Protection

Amid the controversy over sunscreens, many consumers are turning to natural sunscreens as an alternative to sunscreens that may contain potentially dangerous chemicals. Here is an explanation of natural sunscreens.

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UVR, Sun Protection & Driving

Researchers show link between driving and skin cancer. Here are steps to protect from dangerous UVR when driving.

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Another study, this time from Harris Interactive, shows that only one in five Americans wears sunscreen daily despite the fact the vast majority of us know the dangers of sun exposure.

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Demystifying Sunscreens, Sunblocks, UV & SPF

Often an assumption is made that everyone understands the difference between sunscreens, sunblocks and the meaning of UVA, UVB, SPF and broad spectrum. They don’t. Here are definitions of these critical terms.

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