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By Ask the Doctors • January 18, 2021

Dear Doctors: I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet. What about getting it from the sun? Is that too risky? Also, what happens if you don’t get enough? Dear Reader: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that our bodies require in order to [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 7, 2020

“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, “These kiosks, which are completely free to the public, are going to [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

Dear Doctor: I’m 75 years old and have bruising on my hands, seemingly when anything touches them. I do not take blood thinners or aspirin. Occasionally I take an Aleve, which seems to make it worse. Such bruising is an annoying, [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 26, 2018

  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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 16, 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 United States face [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • August 23, 2017

When weather forecasts are filled with predictions of wind, rain and frosty temperatures, it’s easy to forget that the sun and its potentially harmful rays are still out there.  Even during the dead of winter, it is still important to protect your skin.  Our skin is the largest organ [...]

By • January 17, 2017

Sunscreen is often the first thing people reach for in the summer when they go outside to enjoy the longer, warmer days. But when safeguarding against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t overlook another important area: their eyes. In support of UV Safety Month in [...]

By uclahealth • July 6, 2016

https://youtu.be/w_8Ji_4vXZ0   With summer almost upon us, it’s only natural to want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. But parents of babies need to think twice. Very small children need extra protection from the sun’s harmful rays. “A baby’s skin is more sensitive than adult skin, [...]

By • May 23, 2016