• By Joel Streed

5-25-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Summer Sun Safety

May 25, 2022
an overhead photo of a man's sunburned lower legs and feet in flip-flops, on the beach

Memorial Day weekend is often considered the unofficial kick-off to summertime. For many families, summer includes enjoying outdoor activities and fun in the sun. But, that can also lead to recurring sunburns and potentially other sun related issues, including skin cancer.  On May 25th, John Kohorst, M.D., a dermatologist at Mayo Clinic Health System, discussed how to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays, outlined treatments for common problems and took a closer look at one of the most effective techniques for treating basal cell skin cancers.

Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. The briefing starts at about 8:30 of the recording.

Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here.

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For the safety of its patients, staff and visitors, Mayo Clinic has strict masking policies in place. Anyone shown without a mask was recorded prior to COVID-19 or recorded in an area not designated for patient care, where social distancing and other safety protocols were followed.