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Eye and Sunglasses Quiz

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=a2e925c6-669c-4a8a-b38a-5ec224216f3b#.W19L21w-dBw Does fashion or function lead the way when you’re shopping for sunglasses? Next time you’re searching for shades, look for a pair that protects your eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Click the quiz below to learn what to keep an eye out for.

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Selecting sunglasses: 5 tips for eye health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=49b36d85-ed0d-49ea-9e4c-ca0d6d9d3458#.W19LPFw-dBw Squinting in the sun and shopping for shades? Then don’t lose sight of this: Sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. They can protect your eyes from some serious harm. That’s because the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are not merely bad for your skin—they’re also bad for your eyes. Too much exposure to […]

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Sunburn: More than just red skin

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=45a7c908-199b-4f51-abf1-9706334ebf19#.W0YdMlw-dBw Hot, red, inflamed, painful skin—yes, sunburn is as bad as it looks and feels. Sunburn is a sign that your skin has sustained serious damage. This damage increases your risk for skin cancers and leads to long-term problems such as premature wrinkling, spotting and aging of the skin. Luckily, sunburn is easily prevented.

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Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=0713f7c9-7237-49f1-b5f1-6249f1775cc1#.W0Ya3Vw-dBw Sunscreen, shade and a wide-brimmed hat; chances are you know the basics about guarding your skin on sunny days. But you may need to apply extra caution if you’re taking certain medicines—such as antibiotics, birth control medicines and pain relievers. Some types of drugs can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, according […]

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Tan in a bottle: The sunless alternative

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=66128f4f-b664-4143-94f9-175068d0f851#.W0URsVw-dBw If you’re concerned about the effects of sun exposure, avoiding the sun—or slathering on the sunscreen—may leave you feeling a little pale. But several alternatives, including sunless tanning lotions and bronzers, can bring some color to your skin without the worry of skin damage. Here’s a look at how these products work and […]

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Sunscreen basics

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8d420034-7d0a-4de5-8af9-d798a11f2679#.W0UQpFw-dBw Using sunscreen is one of the easiest things you can do to protect your appearance and your health. The right sunscreen used properly can help protect your appearance by reducing your risk of sunburns, age spots and wrinkles. It can also protect your health by reducing your risk for skin cancer.

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