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“As a dermatologist, I diagnose skin cancer multiple times every single day,” says Dr. Emily Newsom, assistant clinical professor at UCLA Division of Dermatology. “We’re promoting our sunscreen dispenser kiosks which are completely free to the public. UCLA Health partnered with the cities of Santa Monica and Malibu, Brightguard and [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

“I use sunscreen to prevent sunburns,” says Irene Tam, a tourist visiting from Macao. Local residents and visitors alike can enjoy the 50 sunscreen towers in Santa Monica and Malibu.

Not pictured, Dr. Emily Newsom, a dermatologist says, [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • May 24, 2019
  With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the temperature is higher and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays is greater. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the
By uclahealth • July 16, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 23, 2018
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 [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 23, 2017
As you head into the hottest months of the year, be sure to stay cool. Overheating can lead to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency. Both children and adults are at risk when exposed to heat without proper hydration. Humidity only makes the problem worse. How heat [...]
By uclahealth • July 10, 2017
With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it's high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • June 20, 2017
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. [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 8, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • July 8, 2016