You may love the sun, but it may not like you … especially your skin. Those rays may feel nice while bathing you in its warmth, but you know as well as I, that a touch too much can lead to a burn now, and cancer later. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains some do’s and dont’s when it comes to the slather and the spray of skin protection.
After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed every year. It’s that statistic that has dermatologists hitting the road with the Skin Cancer Foundation tour bus.
Now that sun exposure is considered a cancer risk on the same level with tobacco and asbestos, it’s time to get serious about protecting yourself.
Hopefully you remembered the sunscreen this weekend. And hopefully you know the right way to use it. There’s a new sunscreen sheriff in town, and the rules have changed. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains.
It seems like there is a smartphone app for almost anything these days, but are you willing to risk your health for a free or low cost diagnosis of something weird growing on your skin? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study that analyzes skin apps … that analyze your skin.
It’s a myth that 80 percent of sun exposure takes place before age 18. Sure, sun protection is important for kids, but as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s an older group that needs to use more sunscreen.
I have a new respect for my skin.