3 articles Tag sun exposure

Healthy Dose of Sunshine Could Protect You From High Blood Pressure and Heart Attack

New research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reveals that a healthy dose of UV radiation can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack. They say that the benefits may outweigh the risk of skin cancer. The study by researchers at Southhampton and Edinburgh University (UK) exposed 24 healthy young men to an ultraviolet (UVA) light from tanning lamps for two 20-minute sessions ( corresponding to what they would receive while …

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MY Story; Jared Wilson

MY Story; Jared Wilson

I am an award winning professional wildlife and western artist and published children’s book author and illustrator. I am also a multiple cancer survivor at only 31 years old.  I have had melanoma of the eye (treated with radiation) and 3 Mohs Surgeries on my face due to extreme sun exposure.  As a wildlife and western artist I have to spend a great deal of my time traversing the outdoors as I focus on depicting …

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Vitamin D: From the sun or food?

“The American Academy of Dermatology recently issued an updated position statement on vitamin D after an updated review of the increasing body of scientific literature on this vitamin and its importance for optimal health.” This is such a tricky subject because while we want to make sure we and our children are receiving the healthy amount of vitamins and nutrients, we also don’t want to expose them to UV rays unprotected just to get the …

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