Sunscreens are chemical agents that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. Important factors to consider with sunscreen use are the types of sunscreen, the amount of sunscreen applied, and the frequency of application.

In today’s computer driven era, children and teens are spending more and more time on the Internet.  No longer is this reserved for researching a school project, Internet use is now the way we communicate with one another and the world outside.   Importantly, parents need to educate themselves about the realities of the Internet and how to keep their children safe in cyberspace.

What are common causes of these allergies?

  • Seasonal Allergies include: Tree pollen (spring), Grass pollen (spring through fall), Weeds (late summer), Leaf mold (early spring and late fall)

Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body’s skin with exposure to sunlight.  However, many don’t realize the conditions required for adequate production: during the summer, 20% body exposure at peak sunshine times (10 am – 3 pm) without sunscreen (which decreases Vitamin D production by 95%) for the following durations: