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Cecilia Parker

UV (Anti-Aging) Skin Care

By Dr. Anju Sodhi (Bams, ND) There is nothing like a beautiful sun-filled day outside. However, too much sun exposure and too little sun exposure both may have significant consequences. Like most things in life, balance is key. The challenge is to maximize the benefits of the sun and at the same time protect the body from damage. The skin uses sunlight to help manufacture vitamin D, which is important for normal bone formation. Sun exposure also plays an important role in reducing blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health, and improving mood by releasing endorphins. Sunlight can also be hard on...

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Don’t Fry Day

For many people, Memorial Day weekend signifies the start of summer. The sun has several positive effects on our overall health, but like many things, sunshine should be enjoyed in moderation. As we spend more time enjoying the warmer weather and longer days outdoors, the risk for ultraviolet (UV) damage to the skin increases. Much of the damage to our skin caused by sun exposure can be prevented. Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself from harmful UV radiation: Spend time in the shade Cover your body with protective clothing Cover exposed skin in sunscreen...

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