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Sunscreen

You may think you’ve checked that box off—sunscreen applied, time for a great day. But research suggests that most people aren’t using sunscreen correctly—if they’re using sunscreen at all! Even a minimal amount of sun exposure—not enough to cause sunburn on unprotected skin—causes DNA damage, which can have serious long term consequences. Make sure that […]

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You don’t have to be outside very long to be at risk of sunburn, and it doesn’t matter too much where you live, what your skin color is, or even what time of year it is. Sunburns have long-term health consequences, and can happen to anyone, anywhere, so be sure to know how to prevent […]

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There’s a growing body evidence: people who think they can’t get skin cancer tend to actually be at a greater risk! African Americans, for instance, tend to think that their darker skin is enough protection—so they skip sunscreen and yearly mole checks. In reality? They’re more likely to die of skin cancer. They may get […]

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Are you ready for this long winter to end? Us too! Get ready for outdoor summer play today so that you’re ready when the temperature finally gets hot! -Try natural sunscreens. If you have sensitive skin or a really warm sun, it’s probably best if you stick with sunblock, but for short outings, try a […]

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Happy Fourth Of July!

July 4, 2013

Parties, festive activities, fireworks, you’re probably having a busy day. So, here’s a reminder to stay safe out there so you can focus on having fun! -Backyard BBQ? Picnic in the park? Either way, make sure you have what you need to keep food cold/hot (as needed). Enough ice for the cooler? Sterno? Charcoal/Gas? Lots […]

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