Tag: sun

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in the Winter

woman putting on screenscreenMost people think about protecting their skin from the sun in the summer. But even in the depths of a New England winter, harmful long- and short-wave ultraviolet lights (UVA and UVB) are still coming through — and exposure can lead to premature skin aging and the development of skin cancer.

Soaking Up Some Vitamin D

adults on a boat

Guest Blogger: Maria Michas, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Associate Vice President and Medical Director, Employee Health Services, Occupational Injury Care and Wellness

With summer in full effect it should be easier to get some sun exposure to help boost your intake of vitamin D, aka the “Sunshine Vitamin.” But have you ever wondered if you’re getting too little? And what’s the best way to get it?