Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection

Cancer, Children's Health, Parenting
With summer fast approaching, it's time to remind your children and teens about the importance of sun protection. "Even one blistering sunburn can increase your risk of skin cancer. As few as five sunburns can double your risk of skin cancer," Dr. Anjali Dahiya, a dermatologist at the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, said in a news release. Teenage girls need to be especially vigilant about sun protection. The potentially fatal skin cancer melanoma is the most common cancer in young women aged 25 to 29. Much of the sun-related skin damage in these young women occurred in their teens. "Sun exposure plays a significant role in the development of melanoma. Although more adults are using sunscreens during outdoor activities, many are unaware…
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Spanking your kid could hatch a bully? Don’t bet on it!

Children's Health, Mental Health, Parenting
Well, here we go again. The news media and liberal pundits are lauding a new study that claims "... even minor forms of corporal punishment, such as spanking, increase risk for increased child aggressive behavior." Could this be true? As Time Magazine reports, "Disciplining young children is what parents are supposed to do — most moms and dads have no trouble agreeing with that. But should the punishment include spanking? As many parents can attest, few disciplinary measures stop a child from misbehaving as quickly as a swift smack or two on the bottom." But, most of the news media ran a different direction: Disciplining young children is what parents are supposed to do — most moms and dads have no trouble agreeing with that. But should the punishment include spanking?…
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