Items Tagged ‘sunscreen’

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


Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

July 16, 2018

Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

  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 American Academy of Ophthalmology warn that excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye […]

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Tags: cornea, Doheny Eye Institutes, long-term eye problems, ophthalmologists, retina, serious eye disease, short-term eye problems, sun exposure, sunglasses, sunscreen, surgical eye care, temporary blindness


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 askthedoctors

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 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


Heat stroke: Do you know the signs?

July 10, 2017

Heat stroke: Do you know the signs?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 stroke develops Heat stroke develops when the […]

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Tags: coping with heat, dehydration, dizziness, heat stroke. heat, high temperatures, humidity, signs of heat stroke, summer heat, sunscreen, sweating, treatment for heat stroke


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

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 can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene


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


Safe summer fun: Hydrate, apply sunscreen, repeat

May 5, 2016

Safe summer fun: Hydrate, apply sunscreen, repeat

By uclahealth uclahealth

Dips in the pool, long days at the beach and trips to the playground: summer is synonymous with outdoor fun. Prolonged heat exposure on sunny days can also carry potential risks for kids, such as dehydration, heat illness and sunburn. But the good news is that they are easily prevented with a little advanced planning. […]

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Tags: broad spectrum protection, dehydration, heat illness, skin cancer, SPF, summer, summer safety, sun protection factor, sun screen, sunburn, sunscreen, tanning