Sun-Sensitive Wristband Helps Shun Sunburns

Sure makes sense to us. Credit: UVSunSense
Is it a battle every time you need to reapply your kid's sunscreen while you're at the pool, park or beach? UVSunSense wristbands can bring peace to your play day. Simply wrap one around your kid's ...

10-Year-Old Girl Burned by Tanning Bed

A 10-year-old Welsh girl spent 16 minutes in a coin-operated tanning bed -- and wound up with burns over 70% of her body. Kelly Thompson has been advised to stay out of the sun for the next ten years because the burns have increased her risk of skin ...

Sandals cause skin cancer

Just in time for summer, we've got a new thing to worry about -- skin cancer on your feet, thanks to flip-flops and sandals. Okay, so it's not really anything new or different -- less coverage means more exposure and more exposure can lead to sunburn...

Child's sunburn lands dad in hot water

When Bobby Jones played outside with his two-year-old son recently, a neighbor said that she thought he was very "attentive." Not attentive enough, apparently. Jones neglected to protect his toddler from the sun, and the boy developed second and thir...

Sun safety 101

Though it was only 48 degrees where I live yesterday, I've heard a rumor that it's finally heating up in other parts of the country. With a three day weekend on the way, that's good news! It's also a good time for a refresher course on sun safety, be...

I believe my kids will now wear sunblock. Always.

In early December I was diagnosed with one of the earliest forms of skin cancer on my face. This came as no surprise because my nose had been peeling for over 18 months despite the fact that I haven't been in the sun for years. I had a few nasty sunb...

FDA Approves a New Over-the-Counter Sunscreen Product

Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Anthelios SX, a sunscreen from L'Oreal to be sold as an over-the-counter product for the prevention of sunburn and for protection against ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) rays. The FDA ...

Baby, it's HOT outside!!!

A heatwave is crippling the nation. Oh, wait, you didn't notice that? You didn't walk outside just now and melt down your front steps? We hear nearly every day that there is a heat advisory. Does this mean I can't take my kids to the pool? We have be...

Fashionable shade for the sun challenged

The long, summer days are always a bit of a puzzle for my brood and me; with the exception of my first born, we are sun challenged. The hours between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. are usually spent clad in long-sleeved, sun protective clothing, slathered in ...


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