"Don't fear the smear: cervical cancer can be prevented with screening."
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and women ages 21-74 across Georgia are encouraged to start the year by talking with their health care providers about scheduling a Pap test.
The Truth About Sunscreen
I'm definitely guilty of not putting on enough sunscreen even when I think it's enough.
But, how do you know when enough is enough? Dr. Anne Julian says "a shot glass full to cover the full body, a fourth to a half teaspoon for the face."
Learn more about preventing skin cancer by checking out this post!
How to decode Sunscreen Lingo
Finding the right sunscreen for you and your family can get really confusing.
You may have questions like;
"What's the right SPF?"
"What does broad spectrum mean?"
"What does SPF mean?",
"What is the difference between a chemical and physical sunscreen?"
"What is water resistant sunscreen?"
This article "How to decode sunscreen lingo" has a lot of information, including the answer to all those questions. Make sure to check it out!
How to check your skin for cancer
Not sure what to look for when checking your skin for signs of melanoma?
This video explains the ABCDE's of melanoma to help you determine when it's time to see your dermatologist.
Is Sunscreen Safe?
Sunscreen is becoming a hot topic, especially since the FDA has announced they will update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products sold in the United States.
This leaves a lot of people wondering "Is Sunscreen Safe?"
The answer is: YES!
But as parents especially, we understand the concern behind the question. This article covers all the questions we had concerning the safety of sunscreens and it also covers what ingredients you should look for!