Tag Archives : Sun protection

General Medical · Health

Red Hair, Blue Eyes, Fair Skin: Getting a Tan Impossible, Skin Cancer More Likely

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

We have long known that sun exposure is especially dangerous for women like me, who have the genetic trifecta of red hair, blue eyes and fair skin from an Irish/Scottish genetic background. Redheads also make up 16 percent of the world’s melanoma patients. In fact, Redheads have a 102 percent higher risk of skin cancer than brunettes.

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Fitness · Health

A Healthier, More Satisfying Second Half of Life: ‘Exercise Is Medicine’

By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT
By Dr. James F. Wyss, MD, PT

This is the fourth in our two-months-long series (40 Things for Every Woman in Her 40s) of Medical Monday articles intended to be useful to all our readers, but pointed especially toward those in their 40s—that in-between decade in which hormonal change has begun but fertility is still possible. This week the topic is 'exercise as medicine.'

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Ask Dr. Pat · General Medical · Health

Skin Cancer and Photo-Aging: SPF and Six Other Ways To Decrease Your Risk

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

In summertime, I am the woman walking down Madison Avenue with a parasol and gloves. I wear black and other dark colors because they prevent the ultraviolet radiation from being absorbed. I am sharing some of the basics about the dangers of sun exposure that I wish I’d known back when I was lying by the pool, determined to get a tan.

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