Everett Clinic pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson writes about sun protection for Parents Magazine.
“I'm a pediatrician, so I've always been adamant about sun protection with my two boys, but it wasn't until I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma that I really learned how to be smart about the sun and change our future health risk,” she said.
Some sun protection strategies include:
- Steer clear of midday sun.
- Wear sun-protective clothing.
- Use sunscreen every day, all year.
- Protect skin when skiing or even near the water.
For more information read the article, “Sun Smarts: Protect Your Family From The Sun”.
Dr. Swanson is the author of Mama Doc Medicine: Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child Health, and Work-Life Balance, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and appears weekly on KING5 News television in Seattle.