Alyssa Mitchell returns as our first repeating guest on the Healthcast to talk about Sun Safety and the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot cars. In this episode, we go over the fundamental but often overlooked steps you can take to protect yourself from the summer sun: long-sleeved clothing, hats that cover the head and appropriate sunglasses. We also discuss the minimum SPF you should have in your sunscreen and how often to reapply. The majority of skin damage occurs in our childhood which is why it’s extra important to reapply sunscreen on kids often. To wrap things up, we go over the importance of not leaving children or pets in hot cars, no matter how short you think your trip will be.

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