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Sunburned back with 'help' written in sunscreen

Yes, it’s hot. Don’t roast

Categories: Children's Health  /  Emergency care  /  News

The official start to summer is June 21. Tell that to the sun. South Texas temperatures have already pushed past the 90-degree mark and show no sign of stopping. With that much energy from the sun bombarding us all, it’s important to take some precautions to keep from getting burned, dehydrated — or worse. With that in mind, we’re recycling a helpful interview on sun safety we did last year with Dr. Bruce Adams, chair of emergency medicine at University Hospital and UT Health San Antonio. Stay safe out there! When too much sun makes summer less fun

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An elderly woman in a pink jacket applies sunscreen as she goes on a walk outside

A call to action against skin cancer

Categories: Cancer  /  Children's Health  /  News  /  Wellness

With skin cancer rates climbing — and most of those cancers preventable — the nation’s surgeon general issued a call for action this week to attack the problem. “In a world of epidemics, outbreaks, and growing rates of cancer and other chronic diseases, we can sometimes feel that good health eludes us,” Dr. Boris Lushniak, the acting U.S. surgeon general, said in the report. “With this Call to Action, we are promoting straightforward steps that will incorporate skin cancer prevention into our everyday lives. The potential exists for a large return on our investment; the cost both in illness and …Read More >

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