Tag Archives: sunscreen

Helping children be sun wise

February 10, 2014

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edited by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is here, a time when your children spend more time outdoors. The following precautions can help them avoid UV-related health problems, both now and later in life. Started early and followed consistently, each of these steps will easily become an accepted habit, no more bothersome than fastening seatbelts […]

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Exposure to sunlight prevents chronic disease and cancer

October 4, 2013

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by Gayle Earle —  Are recommendations to cover up and stay out of the sun putting our health at risk? William B. Grant, Ph.D., who has studied the dietary and environmental links to chronic disease for 30 years, believes the optimal level of Vitamin D ranges from 30 to 40 ng/ml for cancer prevention and […]

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Nude sunbathing

August 10, 2013

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by Wayne H. Purdin —  As was commonly believed in ancient Greece, modern medical researchers now agree that moderate sun exposure during safe hours is essential for optimal health. Hippocrates prescribed sunbathing for his sun cure. Herodotus said, “Exposure to the sun is highly necessary for persons whose health is in need of restoring.” The […]

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The importance of sunscreen

January 24, 2013

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by Linda Leibl —  My dermatologist and I have frequent discussions about the importance of sunscreen, and I want to pass along some serious medical data about skin cancer. Protection and prevention are essential because, if you are older than 35, you have already suffered years of sun damage. According to physicians at the American […]

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What is in your sunscreen?

September 3, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  The latest recommendations for sunscreens from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) contradict the recommendations of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for health protective policies. Three ingredients on which the two groups disagree are oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and nanoparticles. “Available peer-reviewed scientific literature and regulatory assessments […]

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Radiant skin

July 10, 2012

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by Dr. Renee Waldman —  The skin is the body’s largest organ — each human adult has a total surface area of about 10 square feet of skin, or approximately six pounds of skin cells. Our skin serves to protect us from the constant onslaught of environmental stressors in various ways. Not only does it […]

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We love sunshine, but skin cancer screenings are a must

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Ann Lovick —  In Arizona, we receive intense sun exposure almost year-round. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona is second only to Australia in skin cancer incidence rates. We love our sunshine, but we do need to be smart about it. Here are five important guidelines to help protect you […]

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Sunscreen you can eat

February 23, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  Summer is here, and folks are trading the indoors for sunshine and any patch of grass they can find. Some are even seeking more creative and holistic ways to protect themselves from harsh sun exposure. Studies have shown that certain food nutrients can act as a type of sunscreen. While a […]

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