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How to protect your skin from UV rays

child with sun hatNo matter your skin tone, sun protection is important. Did you know that sand, snow, or water can reflect 85% of the sun’s rays? So stay out of the sun during peak hours, and wear protective clothing and sunscreen. But how do you choose a sunscreen that works? Read more to learn about what to look for in a sunscreen and discover the ABCs of sun protection for children.

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You can’t always sweat it out

As temperatures rise, our bodies sweat to keep cool. But what happens when sweating isn’t enough? When our bodies can’t transfer enough heat to keep us cool, we can suffer from heat-related illnesses. Some are merely uncomfortable, while others like heatstroke can be life-threatening. Learn more about heat-related illnesses, what factors can increase your risk, and how to treat these illnesses at home when possible.

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Three sun-safety strategies

Summer’s on the way, and that means fun in the sun. But before you head outside, remember to protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet, or UV, rays. UV rays can cause sunburn, early aging, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Watch this video to learn three strategies to help you protect your skin.

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Stay alert to prevent skin cancer

Excessive exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin cancer. Protecting your skin is your first line of defense, but even then, preventing skin cancer isn’t always possible. The good news is that skin cancer, including melanoma, is curable if spotted early. Stay alert by knowing the ABCDEs of early detection and getting to know your skin.

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  • No matter your skin tone, sun protection is important. Read on for sun safety best practices including how to choose sunscreen.
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  • As temperatures rise, our bodies sweat to keep cool. But what happens when sweating isn’t enough? You can develop a heat-related illness.
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  • Watch this short video to discover three sun safety strategies that will protect you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
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  • Skin cancer, including melanoma, is curable if spotted early. Stay alert: Know the ABCDEs of early detection and get to know your skin.
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