The sun causes skin cancer. Sunscreen prevents skin cancer. Most of us agree with this, right? What if I told you that the sun is good for you, and that sunscreen causes skin cancer? Would you believe it? I've researched the studies and dissected them for you. You will be shocked to learn the results. Here's what you need to know to keep yourself and your family safe in the sun. ...more
Went to the dermatologist yesterday and had a biopsy done for possible skin cancer.
Went to the oral surgeon this morning and had a clean bill of health on the potential of an oral cancer spot, but also had a root extraction to boot.
I can only drink cold for 48 hours…
Long ago I accepted that I could no longer drink two pitchers of beer, dance until 2 am, eat a fourth meal at Taco Bell, get up at 8 am for class, followed by work and writing a term paper before hitting the bars again with no physical repercussions at all. (Just reading that makes me want to nap. Then again most things make me want to nap these days)....more
By now most everyone knows that overexposure to the sun creates a risk for not only dry, leathery skin but the possibility of creating skin cancer. Sun exposure or tanning rays from tanning beds may accelerate skin cancer, too, so you may want to rethink lying in a UV bed that bakes you on all sides. We need Vitamin D say the experts but only 20 minutes of sun exposure each day is the recommended dose and you can get that by taking a walk or deliberately sitting outside enjoying Mother Nature....more
I love holiday weekends – they always include some fun in the sun with family and friends. Where I live now it also means pool, lake or beach get-togethers. All great, with one big, big request and that is to PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN. While the sun is our friend, the National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that reducing unprotected exposure to the sun and artificial light from tanning beds, tanning booths, and sun lamps can lower the risk of skin cancer....more