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Sunscreen in the Schools – New Bill Passed!

Minnesota recently passed an education bill that included a provision allowing students to possess and utilize sunscreen at school without a prescription or physician’s note. Dr. Hook, our pediatric dermatologist and president of the Minnesota Dermatology Society, advocated and testified for this change at the House Education Policy Committee earlier this year. We are so […]

Should Students be Allowed to Apply Sunscreen at School?

Minnesota is one of ten states considering implementing a bill that allows students to apply sunscreen at school without a doctor’s permission. A few members of the Minnesota Dermatology Society testified on February 25th at the House Education Policy Committee to allow sunscreen application in schools. The president of the Minnesota Dermatology Society and our […]

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Help! My Suncreen Burns My Eyes When I Sweat!

I hear every day from patients that they would like to wear sunscreen on their face when they are outside, but it burns their eyes when they sweat. Fortunately, not all sunscreens cause this issue. There are two types of sunscreens – chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreens provide great protection from the sun’s harmful UV […]

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Sun Safety Tips

Times have certainly changed. Gone are the days where sun protection was an afterthought, and sunburns mere inconveniences. Up to 50% of Americans who live to age 65 will develop at least one non-melanoma skin cancer. You can decrease your risk of developing precancerous and cancerous lesions going forward while still enjoying the outdoors. Here […]

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