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2010-11-23 13:47:59

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean the vacations stop. Many people head for the mountains and dermatologists says caring for skin during the colder months only means adding a little extra to your summer routine. "The cold temperatures, wind and sunlight work together to cause irritation to your skin," said Dr. John Wolf, professor and chair of dermatology at BCM. "It is difficult to distinguish between wind burn and sun burn, so it is a good idea to focus on overall skin care."Use...

2008-10-06 12:00:22

RENO, Nev., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- If you think now is the time to sideline your sunblock, think again. Head to the mountains this fall or winter and you could get burned twice as fast as you do at the beach. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), UVA rays from the sun increase exponentially with altitude and can be significantly more damaging in the mountains than at sea level. Located in the heart of Lake Tahoe's Sierra ski country and founded by a female dermatology...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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