| Posted On Aug 05, 2015 | By:

Moles and Melanoma: Do you know your Skin Cancer ABCDEs?

As the weather heats up throughout August, sunscreen should be your best friend whether you’re on the beach, in the park, or just walking outside. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can do a great deal of damage to the skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma—the most dangerous form of skin cancer—develops when ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds triggers mutations that lead skin cells to rapidly multiply and form tumors.

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| Posted On Jul 11, 2013 | By:

Start looking for more than SPF on your sunscreen label!

Until now, a product’s SPF (sun protection factor) was the only objective measure of its ability to protect against sunburn. SPF does not, however, provide any measure of protection against developing skin cancer, or of premature aging caused by the sun’s rays known as photoaging. Sun damage is caused by two types of radiation: ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB is important in causing sunburn. SPF is therefore a measure of how well a sunscreen product protects against UVB and sunburn.

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| Posted On Jun 24, 2011 | By:

Fun in the Sun…the safe way

After seven months of rain and snow (and rain again), summer in New England is a thing to be cherished, and our time to soak up the sun!  While we love the summer sun and the warmth and joy that it brings, it is also important to remember that too much sun exposure can be dangerous and that we must play safe in the sun.

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