Items Tagged ‘sun’

Ask the Doctors - How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

March 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: How much sunshine do I need to get my daily dose of vitamin D? And does wearing sunscreen interfere with my body’s production of vitamin D? Dear Reader: These are good questions. The major source of our body’s vitamin D comes from our own production in the skin. This requires the ultraviolet rays […]

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Tags: bone density, diet, Disabled people, Dr. Robert Ashley, kidneys, liver, low vitamin D, melanin, skin cancer, skin pigmentation, sun, sunscreen

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 Ryan Hatoum

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

Solar eclipse eye safety

August 10, 2017

Solar eclipse eye safety

By uclahealth uclahealth

On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. Temperatures will drop rapidly as the moon completely covers the sun. You will be able to see the spectacular […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), binoculars, blindness, camera lenses, eye, lenses, magnifying glass, opththalmologist, opththalmology, protecting your eyes, retinopathy, shades