Drs: Skin Protection During Winter + Sean Penn El Chapo Interview


The Doctors: Protect Your Skin In The Winter

In the winter you can be exposed to twice the amount of harmful UV rays because of the sun reflecting off the snow, greatly increasing your risk of sunburn. Cloudy skies don’t protect you because UV rays can go right through them. Dr Freda Lewis-Hall from Pfizer explained that it’s incredibly important to protect kids from skin damage because if you can protect their skin for the first 18 years of their life, you could reduce the risk of skin cancer by nearly 80%!


The Doctors: Screening For Skin Cancer

Drs: Skin Protection During Winter + Sean Penn El Chapo Interview

The Doctors explained why it’s so important to protect your skin the winter, even on cloudy overcast days! (nuddaladden / Flickr)

Sunscreen is one way to protect yourself, but often times people miss thir eyes, neck, and underside of their chin. Don’t forget your lips and your scalp as well!

Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater, and apply it 30 minutes before you go outside and apply it every two hours or after sweating a lot. In the last 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined, so catch it early so it can be treated. See your doctor or dermatologist at least once a year for a skin check head to toe! Check your own skin between visits to look for skin growths, uneven borders, a variety of colors, a size larger than a pencil eraser, changes in shape, color, or elevation, and any bleeding, itching, or crusting.


The Doctors: Exercise & Your Personality

Your workout preference could reveal your personality type! If you like to stick with the treadmill, you’re a non-committal type. If you like to stick with the weight machines, you’re likely to stay in your comfort zone, and if you enjoy the free weights, you’re likely a go-getter. If you’re a group workout person, you’re social and you use your friends as motivation. Exercise was the word of the day and you can use the word exercise on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win a year membership to Life Streaming Fitness, an online resource worth $100!

The Doctors: Sean Penn El Chapo Interview

For The Doctors’ News in 2:00, it was reported that actor Sean Penn has revealed details about his groundbreaking interview with Mexican drug lord, “El Chapo” for Rolling Stone magazine. Penn met with El Chapo on a mountain-top in central Mexico back in October, six months after his escape from prison. Mexican authorities are saying that Penn’s secret meeting with El Chapo helped lead to his capture on January 8. Before news of the interview broke, Penn hosted his fifth annual Help Haiti Home gala in Beverly Hills. The event raised $7 million and stars like Mark Ruffalo praised Penn’s work in Haiti.

The Doctors: Dr Drew Pinsky, Hillary Clinton Health Concerns

HLN television host Dr Drew Pinsky raised concern over the level of health care being received by former secretary Hillary Clinton. He questioned her “shoddy [health] care” asking why her physician would keep her on an old type of anticoagulant medication. Back in July, Clinton’s doctor released her health statement, which said she was a healthy 67-year-old who’s current health conditions include hypothyroidism, seasonal pollen allergies, and two incidences of deep-vein thrombosis in 1998 and 2009. Her doctors went on to say that she was in great physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States.

The Doctors: Stick With Exercise

For the Doctors’ Prescription of the Day, Dr Travis Stork said that at the end of the day, you need to find either a friend you like or an equipment you love to work out with, because what truly matters is that you enjoy exercise, because you’re more likely to stick to it!


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