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Sun Safety

Dr. Marsho’s baby wears a hat and sunglasses

Riddle: What’s black and white and red all over? (leave your answers in the comments)

You wouldn’t guess it given frost advisories and hail, but summer is here! May is Melanoma Awareness Month and with the sun shining and temperatures rising, it’s time to think about sun safety.

For infants especially, the best sun protection is avoidance. Covering sun exposed areas can go a long way to protect their delicate skin. It’s a good idea to use long sleeves or hats and keep infants in shaded areas. If sun exposure is unavoidable, it is OK to use a minimal amount of sunscreen to small sun exposed areas. Continue Reading »

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