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Consumer Reports Names Top Sunscreens for 2019

Chemical sunscreens are once again the top performers in the Consumer Reports annual ratings, outperforming those with mineral or natural ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. “This has been the case for several years in a row,” says Trisha Calvo, deputy editor of health and food at Consumer Reports. ”We haven’t been able to find a mineral sunscreen we can recommend. […]

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Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

Sun safety is always in season, and it’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. Why? Exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, skin aging (such as skin spots, wrinkles, or “leathery skin”), eye damage, and skin cancer, the most common of all cancers. And skin cancer […]

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Reminders for a healthy summer

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/524544/2018/06/07/medical-minute-reminders-healthy-summer?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=524571_HTML&utm_content=06-07-2018-10-10&utm_campaign=hershey%2520newswire Life can be pretty good during the summer — especially for those who heed health advice about sun safety, staying hydrated and getting needed vaccinations before traveling abroad. To optimize the good times, here are few refreshers about how to stay healthy this summer. Learn more: The Medical Minute: Good sun protection comes […]

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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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