Summer 2014 (Vol. 31, No. 1)

Perry Robins, MD

A Message from
the President

When we think of summer, we conjure up images of carefree days in a hammock or with iced tea in hand, outside with family and friends. But even when the living really is easy in summertime, we shouldn’t forget sun protection. Living a sun-safe life needn’t be complicated; follow these simple guidelines and you’re on your way to preventing skin cancer and slowing down skin aging.

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Sun & Skin News: Summer 2014 (Vol. 31, No. 1)

  • A Step in the Right Direction

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced increased regulatory control over ultraviolet lamps for tanning beds. In May, the federal agency issued an order to reclassify sunlamps and other ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices as Class II devices (moderate to high risk), putting them in the same class as other radiation-emitting devices such as X-ray machines and CT scans.

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  • New-Wave Water Wear

    So long itsy-bitsy-teeny-weenie-yellow-polka dot bikini. This summer, you’ll notice that the biggest clothing trend at beaches and poolside is sleeves.Read More

  • Two Seals for Sunscreen

    With the plethora of sun protective products available today, it can be hard to choose the right ones. The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation program can guide consumers by guaranteeing the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens offering two different types of protection.Read More

  • ASK THE EXPERT: Can I repair or even reverse skin damage?

    If I’ve suffered ultraviolet damage in the past from sunburns and indoor tanning, is it too late to prevent skin cancer and premature aging, or are there ways to minimize my risk? Can I repair or even reverse much of the damage by practicing sun-safe behavior from now on and staying out of tanning beds?Read More