Since the chickenpox vaccine was introduced in the U.S. in 1995, the number of chickenpox cases has fallen drastically. But last week, Centra Care saw several patients with the uncomfortable infection.
Living in the sunshine state requires diligence to using sunscreen. But most of us still forget to reapply once in a while. Centra Care doctors are reporting an increase in adults and children experiencing second degree burns with blistering on large areas of the shoulder, back and face, all due to sun exposure.
Besides the pain that goes along with sunburn, one of the greatest risks of sunburn is skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, a person’s risk ...