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  • Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Sun Safety

    Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Sun Safety

    Warmer spring days have finally arrived, and hot summer days will soon be here. As soon as the weather gets nice, my kids and I like to head outdoors to garden, play at the park, swim, and visit the zoo. Before heading outside for more than ten to fifteen minutes, I liberally apply broad-spectrum SPF […] More

  • Sun-Earth-Moon Model Craft

    Sun-Earth-Moon Model Craft

    Last summer while learning about the Earth, Moon, and Sun during homeschool preschool, my daughter and I made a simple but effective model that illustrates that the Earth revolves around the Sun and the Moon revolves around the Earth. Materials Paper plate Thick white paper Yellow, blue, green, and gray crayons or markers Scissors Hole […] More

  • S Is for Sun Handprint Craft

    S Is for Sun Handprint Craft

    S is for sun! Help your toddler learn about the letter S by making a fun sun handprint craft. Materials Yellow nontoxic paint Blank orange paper Paper plate or scrap cardboard Cotton ball Cotton swab or paintbrush Instructions Pour some yellow paint onto the cardboard. Use a cotton ball to spread a thin layer of […] More

  • B Vitamin Supplement Tablets

    Folate Levels Reduced by UV Exposure Among Young Women

    Although adequate sunlight is necessary for the body to synthesize vitamin D, women who are trying to conceive or who are pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing folate levels through sun exposure, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B:Biology. Folic acid is […] More

  • Sunlight Through Broken Glass

    Sunlight Protects Against Heart Attack and Stroke

    Adequate exposure to sunlight may help reduce blood pressure, which consequently reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, suggests a new study by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. As published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the study examined a possible link between exposure […] More

  • Preventing Heat Stroke: Stay Hydrated and Avoid Sunburn

    Preventing Heat Stroke: Stay Hydrated and Avoid Sunburn

    Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat illness. Symptoms of heat stroke include high body temperature, lack of sweating, nausea and vomiting, flushed skin, rapid breathing, racing heart rate, headache, confusion, muscles cramps, muscle weakness, and unconsciousness. Heat stroke is an extremely serious condition and can result in death if not treated immediately. […] More