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Sunscreens

How to Sunbathe Safely

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Sunscreens absorb short-wave ultraviolet light, which is responsible for sunburn. However, they do nothing to block long-wave ultraviolet radiation which is the major cause of a skin cancer.

Dueling Docs - Does the Sun Really Cause Melanoma?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

Melanoma has always been considered linked to sun exposure, and sunscreen thought to protect against it. Now some doctors raise doubts.