- January 1st, 2015
Don’t pack away the sunblock with your swimsuit and other summer accessories: Winter’s sun is just as dangerous as summer’s.3 Tips for Preventing, Minimizing, and Repairing Sun DamageBy Adam J. Scheiner, MD
- May 1st, 2014
Relaxing in the warmth of a summer day not only feels great, but it’s also an excellent way to raise your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is needed to maintain strong bones. This important nutrient also helps muscles to move, nerves to communicate, and the immune system to fight off infections.
- May 1st, 2014
Sizzle. Scorch. Seethe. These are just a few of the many words we use when our skin burns from the sun’s rays. Although most people are trying to get a tan, those UV rays are actually damaging skin cells. That damage can lead to premature aging, a weakened immune system, and, worse, skin cancer.Seven tips for the ultimate skin protectionBy Amy Vergin
- June 1st, 2013
“I remember back in the old days, when bacon, eggs, and sunshine were good for you.”
--Author’s grandfather, Warren SwensonReexamining our relationship with the sunBy Adam Swenson
- July 1st, 2009
Summer’s here and you’re ready to hit the hiking trails, read novels poolside, and frolic in the fields. By now you know to pull on a visor and slop on sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s pulsing rays.By Melaina Juntti
- October 1st, 2008
Cancer: Research suggests that getting enough vitamin D may help regulate cellular growth, potentially preventing cells from becoming cancerous.
Chronic pain: Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly recognized as a cause of muscle pain and weakness.
By Meghan Rabbitt