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Avoiding sunburn to get healthy sun exposure

Saturday, April 11, 2009 – USA Too much sunshine can cause skin cancer. One out of five people in the US will get skin cancer sometime in their life. But avoiding sunburn and getting sensible sunlight exposure can be a health benefit. Taking a walk or gardening in warm spring sun just has a way of lifting our mood.… continue reading

Get Your Vitamin D From Food or Supplements—Not Tanning Beds

Saturday, April 11, 2009
By Insciences | Cincinnati There’s no question that vitamin D does the body good, but tanning beds and unprotected sun exposure are not the best ways to get it, according to dermatologists with UC Physicians. “The risk for skin cancer from UV light exposure outweighs the benefit of obtaining your necessary vitamin D from intentional UV exposure,” says Ann Neff, MD, a dermatologic surgeon with UC Physicians and assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.… continue reading

Tanning salon association says banning teens is not the solution

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
By Caitlyn Craggs DURHAM — An association of tanning salon owners says preventing sunburns should be the focus for health officials concerned about an increased risk of skin cancer and banning teens from tanning salons is not the solution. The Canadian Cancer Society wants the provincial government to stop teens under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.… continue reading

Mary Ann Lindley: Next on the worry list is Vitamin D

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Mary Ann Lindley Editorial Page Editor I slipped on my swimsuit Monday afternoon in a secure, undisclosed location — my tiny fenced-in secret garden — and tiptoed gingerly from my sick bed (flu, I guess) to absorb a little medicinal Vitamin D.… continue reading

Go for the big D

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tom Spears Another study says vitamin D is good for you — this time, for your heart. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology says people with low levels of the vitamin, which comes from sunshine and pills but not much else, are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke within five years compared to people with higher levels.… continue reading

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