Items Tagged ‘skin care’

FDA To Update Sunscreen Regulations

May 24, 2019

FDA To Update Sunscreen Regulations

By uclahealth uclahealth

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime, but that risk can be minimized with the use of sunscreen. While sunscreen use has increased over the years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t updated some sunscreen requirements in decades. Now, a proposed FDA rule seeks to improve the […]

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Tags: dermatology, FDA regulations, skin care, sunscreen, sunscreen requirement, UCLA Dermatology


Summer safety tips for children

June 20, 2018

Summer safety tips for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Summer is here, and along with it comes many opportunities for adventure. Count on these tips to keep your children safe while playing: General summertime safety tips Apply these safety tips to every summer activity: Sunscreen Sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends you: Seek shade from 10 am to […]

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Tags: child safety, park safety, skin care, summer safety, summertime, suncreen protection, sunscreen for kids, swimming, water safety


A doctor's note for sunscreen at school? Why that's a mistake

August 23, 2017

A doctor’s note for sunscreen at school? Why that’s a mistake

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

An estimated 80 percent of a person’s exposure to ultraviolet radiation — most of it from sunlight — occurs before the age of 18. Sunscreen is one of our primary defense mechanisms against ultraviolet radiation, but schools across the United States face a challenge because the Food and Drug Administration classifies sunscreen as an over-the-counter […]

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Tags: back to school, broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Marcia Hogeling, melanoma, pediatric, pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun


Your year-round guide to sunscreen

August 8, 2016

Your year-round guide to sunscreen

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean our sun protection habits should go dark. Even on a cloudy day, many of the sun’s rays can still reach us and cause trouble if we’re not protecting our skin. Thankfully, sunscreen can be a huge help. But just what do we need to […]

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Tags: broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Dr. Lorraine Young, skin care, sun protection factor, sunscreen


Bug off! Dealing with bites and stings in children

July 8, 2016

Bug off! Dealing with bites and stings in children

By uclahealth uclahealth

Wherever your summer plans take you and your family – beaches, pools, forests, parks – chances are, the insect and arachnid families will be there, too. Bites and stings are unfortunately an expected, yet unpleasant, part of the great outdoors. The good news is that beyond the temporary discomfort or pain, bug bites and stings […]

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Tags: allergic reaction, antihistamine, bedbug, bee sting, bites and stings, bruises, bug bites, bug repellent, bumps, childrens health, critters, fleas