Summer has arrived in Montgomery County, at last! While the risk of winter-related illnesses like influenza is on the decline, warmer temperatures usher in problems of their own, including sunburns. A sunburn is the body’s inflammatory response to excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Most sunburns can be addressed at home by applying some soothing aloe gel and temporarily avoiding
5 Ways to Stay Healthy All Summer Long
Summer, even for most adults, means vacations, pool parties, barbecues, and lots of sunshine. It’s a great time to relax—but, many of these plans are also an open invitation for getting sick or hurt, especially if you are traveling or spending lots of time outdoors. If you have lots of summer plans, here are five ways you can stay healthy
Don’t Get Burned: Ways to Avoid Sunburn
We all get excited when spring and summer sunshine hits—it feels great to be out in the warm sun after the DC area’s sometimes harsh fall and winter weather. But too much sun exposure is not only unhealthy—it’s dangerous. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, every sunburn you get—even just one—elevates your risk of developing melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.