• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health: Sunscreen 101

June 8, 2018

bright yellow and orange sunlight with sunraysBest sunscreen: Understand your options
Confused about the best sunscreen to use? The best sunscreen is one that you'll use generously and according to label directions. But with so many types of sunscreen and ingredients to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Learn more from Dr. Lawrence Gibson, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist.

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Slideshow: Golf stretches for a more fluid swing 
Golf stretches can prepare you for a day on the course. These golf stretches may help promote a fluid, full golf swing and improve your performance.

Blood poisoning 
The term "blood poisoning" often is used to refer to the presence of bacteria or an infection in the blood — not a poisonous substance. However, bacteremia and infection can potentially progress to sepsis and septic shock, which require prompt medical attention. Learn more from Dr. James Steckelberg, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert.

Autism spectrum disorder and digestive symptoms 
Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to have more digestive issues than their peers, including abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea. Adults with autism spectrum disorder are at increased risk of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Why is this the case and what can concerned parents and caregivers do? Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.

Blood donation 
Thursday, June 14, is World Blood Donor Day. This day is intended "to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their lifesaving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need." Learn about the need for blood donation, why and how it's done, and who is eligible to give this gift of life.

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