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  • Window Film: Sun Protection for Your Health and Home

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    While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too. While both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) … more

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    Ultraviolet rays (UVR) are sneaky. Not only can they cause skin cancer and visible signs of aging, they're also very good at finding you. They can bounce off water, off sand, and they can penetrate … more

  • Why Use Window Film?

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    Ultraviolet radiation can travel through car and home windows, where it can contribute to the daily accumulation of sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and photoaging. UV-blocking films can … more

  • Your Sun Protection FAQs Answered

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    A senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation and his Mohs surgery fellow address five questions they hear most from their patients. 

    By Cheryl Janene Gustafson, MD, and C. William Hanke, … more

  • Sun Protection for Infants

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    Baby Skin Requires Extra Diligence

    By Jennifer Linder, MD

    In adults, sunburns are painful, and cause tissue damage that can lead to skin cancer. But in babies, sunburns can be a medical … more

  • Sun Protection

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    Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from … more

  • Sun Protection and Makeup

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    The sun is responsible for many signs of aging, and protecting your face from its rays helps keep your skin looking younger. That doesn't mean you need to wear a heavy beach sunscreen every day — … more

  • Sun Hazards in Your Car

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    Watch Out for Skin Cancers and Photoaging on the Left Side of Your Body 

    by Susan T. Butler MD

    When thinking about sun exposure, you might envision yourself on the beach or exercising outdoors. … more

  • Sun Protection as a Way of Life

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    The vast majority of skin cancers, as well as most of the visible signs of aging, are caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Since UV damage is cumulative over our lifetime, it is … more

  • Sun Protection AND Vitamin D

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    You need sun protection as much as you need vitamin D. You can have both, without skin damage or nutritional deficiency. A dermatologist tells you how.

    By Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD, and Erin … more

  • Sun-Safe Homes

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    by John Greenwood 

    There is strong evidence linking the development of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, the three most common skin cancers, to excessive exposure to the … more

  • Sun Protection Tips for Tropical Getaways

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    Travelers should be advised—melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has been linked most frequently to intense sun exposure, the kind often experienced during sunny beach and tropical … more

  • Sun Protection for the Whole Family at the Pool or Beach

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    There’s nothing like being in the water on a hot day. It’s cool, it’s fun, kids love it. And swimming is great exercise.

    But exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk … more

  • Sun Protection Tips for Tropical Winter Getaways

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    Planning a beach vacation this winter? Travelers should be aware that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer. In fact, about 86 percent … more

  • Sun Protection Tips for Athletes and Weekend Warriors

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    Exercising outside makes you feel good, physically and mentally. But extended time outdoors makes you vulnerable to the cumulative damage caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which … more