Navigation Links
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection
Date:4/25/2010

Young women are especially likely to develop skin cancer, experts say

SUNDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- With summer fast approaching, it's time to remind teens about the importance of sun protection, dermatologists say.

"Even one blistering sunburn can increase your risk of skin cancer. As few as five sunburns can double your risk of skin cancer," Dr. Anjali Dahiya, a dermatologist at the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, said in a news release.

Teenage girls need to be especially vigilant about sun protection. The potentially fatal skin cancer melanoma is the most common cancer in young women aged 25 to 29. Much of the sun-related skin damage in these young women occurred in their teens.

"Sun exposure plays a significant role in the development of melanoma. Although more adults are using sunscreens during outdoor activities, many are unaware of how important it is to make sure that their children are getting the necessary skin protection," Dr. Desiree Ratner, director of dermatologic surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, said in the news release.

The doctors offered the following skin protection tips for teens and "tweens":

  • Apply sunscreen to the entire surface of your body about 30 minutes before going outside. If you're swimming, reapply sunscreen once you're out of the water. Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and be sure it has both UVA and UVB blocking ingredients.
  • Limit your sun exposure. In addition to using sunscreen, use hats, sunglasses and umbrellas.
  • Never use tanning beds -- try self-tanning creams for a safer summer glow.
  • Watch for freckles, which may be a sign of sustained sun damage.

More information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has more about

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. It's March Madness and the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling Reminds Fans they don't have to Wager to Enjoy the Game
2. RememberItNow! Launches Mobile Medication Reminder and eHealth Service
3. Computer reminders for physicians less effective than expected
4. Pennsylvania to Observe Problem Gambling Awareness Week; Remind Residents of Available Counseling and Treatment Services
5. PDA Reminds Parents About the Importance of Childrens Oral Health
6. Sensis Condoms With QuikStrips(TM) Reminds Lovers To Protect The Passion This Valentines Day
7. NationalCreditReport.com Reminds Consumers of Ways to Improve Credit Report and Score in 2010
8. Snowboarding Accident Provides Tragic Reminder of Serious Risk of Brain Injuries in Athletic and Occupational Environments
9. Roll-out of proven HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention with teens by community groups successful
10. Exercise Helps Teens Overcome Obesity Gene
11. Crack and cocaine use a significant HIV risk factor for teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/31/2014)... apnea may make it hard for you to remember simple ... your house keys, a small study suggests. Tests on ... -- called spatial memory -- was impaired when sleep apnea ... of sleep weren,t affected. REM sleep is the deepest level ... for the first time that sleep apnea, an increasingly common ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give ... complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, ... shedding light on precisely how tumor cells travel, the ... check. , The inventors, from the university,s Whiting School ... details and images from their new system recently in ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... RESEARCH UK scientists have found a drug combination that ... - paving the way for new treatments, according to ... Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool next week*. ... initiate a chain of events culminating in self destruction. ... and become immortal. This means that cells grow out ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 Phoenix dentist , ... treatments for November. Whether patients simply need routine care or ... better time than now to get that necessary care. The ... put off routine and even essential treatments due to financial ... substantial savings on any treatments offered by the team at ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Adults 65 and ... their Medicare coverage during the current open enrollment ... library for step-by-step guidance, the company announced today. ... on choosing the correct Medicare Advantage plan, understanding ... open enrollment. , “With just one month remaining ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study 2Health News:Viewing cancer on the move: New device yields close-up look at metastasis 2Health News:Viewing cancer on the move: New device yields close-up look at metastasis 3Health News:Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells 2Health News:Phoenix Dentist, Dr. Christy, is Now Offering Ten Percent Off On All Dental Treatments for the Month of November 2
... French . , MONTREAL, December 14, 2010 The first ... to recognize the sound of their parents, voice and the parents ... and newborns admitted to the intensive care unit can be very ... Jan Lariviere, a nurse in the neonatal clinic and the Neonatal ...
... , TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Most ... United States is funded by states, not the federal government, ... variation in the extent to which states prioritized human embryonic ... in states could likely have been funded under federal government ...
... a woman in New Hampshire have received the first kidney ... Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) that uses a Carnegie ... donors. Both recipients Ken Crowder of St. Louis and ... were willing to donate a kidney but who were medically ...
... (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge ruled Monday that the ... government has no authority to require citizens to buy health ... new legislation, signed into law in March by President Barack ... supporters and opponents of the legislation anticipate the validity of ...
... that alter the activity of genes direct changes to ... control when genes are switched on and off, called epigenetic ... an opening for the cancerous growth of cells. Researchers ... at work on a genome-wide scale in cases of ovarian ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) ... may be child,s play, researchers report. A new ... cereals if they,re given a selection of choices at breakfast, ... fruit instead. The 5-to-12-year-olds in the study still ate ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Once upon a time in the Intensive Care Unit ... 2Health News:States Now Fund Most Embryonic Stem Cell Research in U.S. 2Health News:2 people receive kidney transplants in pilot program using CMU software 2Health News:2 people receive kidney transplants in pilot program using CMU software 3Health News:Federal Judge Strikes Down Health Reform Law 2Health News:Federal Judge Strikes Down Health Reform Law 3Health News:Ovarian cancer advances when genes are silenced 2Health News:Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds 2Health News:Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds 3
(Date:10/31/2014)... Ga. , Oct. 31, 2014  Digirad Corporation ... to PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII ), a ... of Digirad,s proposal to acquire the company.  ... meaningful discussions regarding a transaction and to operate in ... its cash, or take on additional debt, on acquisitions ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014  Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... assessment company that develops patented products that assist ... diseases, today reported financial results for the third ... "In the third quarter of ... , M.D., chief executive officer of Semler.  "We ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... , October 31, 2014 Investor-Edge ... MDT ), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT ... (NYSE: RMD ), and Covidien PLC (NYSE: COV). ... http://investor-edge.com/register . The US markets on Thursday, ... Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 17,195.42, up 1.30% and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 2Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 3Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 4Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 5Semler Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Health Care Equipment Stocks Technical Insight - Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Hologic, ResMed, and Covidien 2Health Care Equipment Stocks Technical Insight - Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Hologic, ResMed, and Covidien 3Health Care Equipment Stocks Technical Insight - Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Hologic, ResMed, and Covidien 4Health Care Equipment Stocks Technical Insight - Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Hologic, ResMed, and Covidien 5
... LAKE, N.J., April 27, 2011 Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. ... settlement in principle to resolve claims brought by the pharmacy ... United States, Texas, and Florida under state and federal law, ... Alaska, South Carolina, and Kentucky under state law for $154 ...
... Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) will be ... on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. ET ... president, finance and chief financial officer at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, will ... webcast live through the "Investors" section of Amylin,s corporate website ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Par Pharmaceutical Companies Announces Settlement in Principle Regarding Certain Drug Pricing Lawsuits 2
3.5 mm blade. Round handle. Designated most popular model or size....
7 mm curved blade. Round handle....
1.5 mm long blade. Square handle....
Double-ended. 0.9 mm x 1 mm blade. Angled at 90 and 120 degrees. Round handle. Designated most popular model or size....
Medicine Products: