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Winter Sun Protection Mythbusters

Nov 16, 2010 No Comments

This winter, as you head outside for your favorite winter activities or start planning a sunny vacation getaway, don’t forgo your sun protection! Here are some common sun protection myths to keep in mind during the wintertime.

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Vitamin D and Sunshine (Video)

Nov 02, 2010 No Comments

Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology talks about the need for vitamin D and the best ways to obtain sufficient levels. Ultraviolet light is not the safest way to get your vitamin D.

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Shield Your Eyes! 4 Simple Sun Protection Tips

Sep 28, 2010 No Comments

Just like our skin, our eyes are susceptible to damage from the sun. Exposure to intense sunlight for even a short period of time can cause eyes to develop a “sun burn”. Both short and long term exposure to UV rays could create vision problems and eye damage, according to the EPA. By following a few simple steps today you can help avoid eye problems tomorrow.

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New Evidence Supports Theory Tanning Beds are Addictive

Aug 18, 2010 No Comments

Are you still using tanning beds? Are you addicted? Our friends at SunAWARE have uncovered additional evidence that tanning beds have addictive qualities. “Repeat tanners may exhibit addictive behaviors similar to those exhibited by people addicted to substances such as alcohol.”

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Meet our 2010 School Sun Hat Contest Winners

Jul 21, 2010 No Comments

A recent study of elementary school children shows that it is possible to instill effective sun protection behaviors at an early age, helping to limit the cumulative sun damage that causes health problems later in life.  So make sure your children, or grandchildren, take a sun hat along with their school supplies the first day […]

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