Skin cancer a higher risk with “gingers” but now researchers know why.

Skin cancer a higher risk with “gingers” but now researchers know why. Read more: http://ow.ly/2wKq302cDxw

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Be shady on these hot days!

Be shady on these hot days! http://ow.ly/ity8301LEf7

‘Mr. Sun’ campaign warns about profound consequences of kids’ sunburns

‘Mr. Sun’ campaign warns about profound consequences of kids’ sunburns

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Skin Care Awareness Month with focus on MELANOMA

Skin Care Awareness Month with focus on Melanoma: http://ow.ly/4nngGC
Dermatologists recommend performing regular self-exams and looking for the following:

A is for Asymmetry: One half doesn’t match the other.
B is for Border irregularity: The edges are ragged, notched or blurred.
C is for Color that varies from one area to another.
D is for Diameter: Melanomas are usually greater than 6 millimeters (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, but they can be smaller.
E is for Evolving: Look for a mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

Pediatrician emphasizes OUTDOOR & INDOOR TANNING = NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.

Pediatrician emphasizes OUTDOOR & INDOOR TANNING = NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH. Click here for more: http://ow.ly/RGy23

Top students from our “Block the Sun but not the fun”

2015-08-11 13.25.09Top students from our “Block the Sun but not the Fun” education at Avon Lake’s Waterfest celebration last weekend! http://ow.ly/i/cksKf http://ow.ly/i/cksTC http://ow.ly/i/ckt5P

Is the sun causing your cold sores to come out?

Is the sun causing your cold sores to come out?

A study in the United States looked into the effect of sunscreen application on the incidence of cold sores. Of 38 patients, who recurrently suffer from Herpes simplex infections, 27 developed cold sores after exposure to UV radiation. In contrast, after the application of protective sunscreen, none of the patients developed cold sores.

Therefore, beyond limiting skin-damaging effects, sunscreen may be effective in the prevention of sunlight-induced recurrent eruptions. For more go to the link here and type “herpes.” http://ow.ly/P0wZc