Stories tagged with: sunscreen

June 17, 2011 - 7:42am
3 years 10 weeks ago

The look of the label is changing for those who purchase sunscreen.

The Food and Drug Administration is making the changes to clarify which products best protect skin from the suns harmful rays. Starting next year you will want to check the label for the term broad spectrum. That means it protects against UVA and UVB rays.

"The B rays is what causes the sun burn," explained Dr. Vicki Whitacre. "The A rays cause sun spots on your skin and damage like wrinkling...

May 31, 2011 - 5:28pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

The dog days of summer seem to be here early this year. We spoke with the local health department on tips to beat the heat.
 

The main concern for Director of Nursing, Carol Howdyshell, is for people to know how dangerous the sun can be, even when you aren't expecting it.
 

"I can remember at band camp, part of my hair would get sunburned, I mean, things you don't think about," said Howdyshell.
 

The sun is the strongest between 10...

May 30, 2010 - 9:35pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

Whether your'e swimming, working in the garden, or playing ball, it's important to protect your skin.

Most people have had a sunburn, and the more often they do, the more crucial it is for them to lather up.

The Medical Director of the Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre says, "The risks for not protecting your skin, well first sunburn which can make you very very uncomfortable, be painful. Three sunburns that peel double your risk for skin cancer, too much sun ages your...

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