Health Alert for All Ages ~ Check for Peace of Mind

The New York Post (5/18, Shea) reports the diagnosis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma increased 263% between 2000 and 2010, while basal cell carcinoma increased 145% over the same time period, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.  

The article reports that the two cancers “aren’t as deadly as melanoma, which is more rare.”  Shape Magazine (5/18, Brar) reports that the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people apply sunscreen every two hours while spending time outdoors and “every time after swimming or sweating.”  

The report's focus is sunscreen should be the most important element of your skin care routine on sunny and chilly days, driving around town with left-side for driver and right-side for passenger (switch sides for England), and indoor office buildings with windows.  80% of UV radiation comes through clouds and 97% when sunny, sunscreen is vital, however, adding protective clothing like shirts from Duluth Trading Action SPF50 and L.L.Bean (click images to order), wide-brim hats, and sunglasses are essestial.