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A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Shanna R. Levine, MD Instructor of General Internal Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D If you are like many...

You May Need to Replace Your Sunglasses More Often Than You Think | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living

Even if you love your current sunglasses, you still might need a new pair of shades. It seems sunglasses' UV protection may deteriorate over time, and current industry tests are not sufficient for determining how long it's safe to wear them, according to a study from Brazil.

Actinic Keratosis Isn't a Foreign Movie Star

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.05.2016 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Just when I thought nothing could get worse than the presidential campaign, a nasty growth appeared on my head and threatened to sprout into an evil poltergeist of death and destruction. At least it took my mind off of politics.

Minimizing Your Risk Of Melanoma -- The Deadliest Form Of Skin Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Hooman Khorasani, MD Chief, Division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Minimizing Your Risk of Melanoma --...

Protect Your Young Ones With These 4 Simple Rules of Sun Protection

Dr. Patricia Wexler | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Wexler

A baby's delicate skin is particularly vulnerable in the summer, and cumulative sun damage starts on day one. No pressure, parents and grandparents!

Skin Cancer Myths, Busted: Part 2

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 06.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

This summer, we want you to take charge of your skin health, beginning with busting damaging myths about skin cancer.

Wear Sunscreen If You Don't Want To End Up Looking Scary

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

If you find yourself at the beach opting for a tan over sunscreen, you might want to reconsider your priorities. Writer and portrait artist Thomas...

LuluLemon's False Claim Is A Slap In The Face

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Companies interested in sharing health messages should partner with physicians, nutritionists, nurses and educators versed in messaging for final editing/approval.

Dr. Oz: 4 Big Benefits Of Soaking Up Some Sun

Posted 06.16.2014 | OWN

By Dr. Mehmet Oz If you're like me, you can't wait to get outside once the weather turns warm. In summer, you're likely to find me fishing with my ...

Ann Brenoff

5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Summer | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty

Oh, if we only knew then what we know now! Here are 5 things you will regret: 1. Sun worshipping. The sun is not really our friend. Sadly, many of...

Sun or Sunscreen? Choose Both for Good Health

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

The sun is bad for you; it can give you cancer. Sunscreen is good for you; it helps block the sun's damaging rays. At least that's what you've probably been told all your life, but it's not as simple as that. Sunlight can also provide many health benefits.

How To Protect Yourself From 'The Silent Wrinkler'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.24.2013 | Style

Soaking up sun at the beach sounds like a very good idea to us, especially since we now know how to do it safely. Yet, with all the benefits of absorb...

Gabrielle Wants You To Be Sun Safe

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.04.2013 | Black Voices

It's Fourth of July! Which certainly means it's time to head out for some much needed fun in the sun. But don't forget your sunscreen. And yes--that a...

How To Soak Up The Sun... Safely

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.03.2013 | Style

You've probably been told by your family doctor for years to stay out of the sun. Overexposure to the sun has been linked to medical issues, including...

A Healthy Medium: How To Get The Right Amount Of Sunlight

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

But has the case against sun exposure been taken perhaps a bit too far? I certainly think so. With the rise of "sun-o-phobia" what's gotten lost in the shuffle is the fact that there are actual benefits to sun exposure in limited doses.

Katherine Bindley

Wear Sunscreen? Yes, But Environmental Working Group Says Careful Which One | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women

"Wear sunscreen" seems like pretty solid advice, right? Well, that depends on which one you're planning on wearing, according to a recent guide put to...

Weekly Health Tip: Here Comes the Sun

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Bright spring days will lead to summer before we know it, so it's time to step up efforts to protect your skin from sun damage.

Vitamin D Health: Why You Shouldn't Shun the Sun

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

Studies have shown that optimizing vitamin D levels may help prevent as many as 16 different types of cancer. And the best way is through smart, limited sunscreen-free exposure to the sun.

How To Check The Sun Exposure In Your Garden (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Garden Girl checks the sun exposure in her garden with a SunStick. A sticker on the SunStick changes color, telling you whether you have full sun,...

Vitamin D Can Prolong Your Life!

Philip Barr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Barr

Like many, you may have been taught Vitamin D keeps your bones strong and while this is true, we now know there are many more vital functions of this fascinating vitamin.