Sunscreen Ban

We have recently discovered that some schools do not allow sunscreen use. This is concerning due to the increased risk of skin cancer with childhood sunburns. You can read more below. Please let us know your comments on this important issue.

Tanning and Vitamin D

We often get questions about tanning and vitamin D levels. We have always discouraged tanning as a means for increasing vitamin D because of the increased risk for skin cancer. Furthermore, vitamin D can be easily obtained from dietary supplements. Now this article exposes how one tanning bed user actually developed toxic levels of Vitamin …

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Avoid the Burn!

As you get ready to take a beach or other outdoor vacation this summer, please remember to protect yourself and your children from sunburns! This article from the Huffington Post reminds us that just 5 sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 increases your risk of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma by …

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For Men Over Age 50

The American Academy of Dermatology is encouraging all men over the age of 50 to check for suspicious moles. A few minutes, once a month, could save your life. For more information:

Sun Protection Time!!!

Great suggestions to avoid sunburn from the American Academy of Dermatology: Seek shade when appropriate. The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow appears to be shorter than you are, seek shade. Wear protective clothing. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses wherever possible. Generously apply …

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Sun Protection at Schools

In the Huffington Post (5/2, Solomon) opinion piece, Kate Solomon questions why most schools do not educate their young students about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure. Given the serious threat of skin cancer, Solomon calls on both schools and parents to keep their children informed. Check out the article here: We agree with …

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