Tag: Health/Doctor Talk Listeners

Marketing New Sunscreen Properties Will Increase Everyday Use

“Everybody’s got an excuse. Even though people know they should use sunscreen to prevent sunburn, signs of aging and skin cancer, they will point to various reasons for not using protection. Some cite the thick textures of some of the lotions, while others point to ingredients that they perceive to be unsafe. Ease of application also is a factor, as parents cannot seem to get squirmy kids to stand still long enough to apply the products.”

Health Practitioners Reexamining the Effectiveness of Vitamin D Supplements

Robert Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor for Harvard Health Publications, asks, “Vitamin D and physical function: Is more better?” He says the popularity of vitamin D has been surging in recent years, largely because of the growing list of its proposed health benefits. But not all of the claims are backed by evidence.