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Kids’ sun safety means ‘slip, slap, slop’

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Children spend a lot of time outside in the summer, so parents need to stay on top of their sun protection, a skin cancer expert advises. Much of a person’s risk for melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—comes from their sun exposure as a child. “Healthy sun-protection habits come in three forms—sometimes referred to as slip, slap, slop,” said Dr. Vernon Sondak. He is head of the skin cancer department at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.”(more)

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