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Volume 18   •   Number 8  •  August 2021

Prevent Sunburn and Get Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because when the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays reach the skin, they trigger the production of vitamin D. However, worries about skin cancer present a dilemma: Can you avoid harmful sun rays with sunscreens and still get needed vitamin D? In short, yes. “An …

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