• Consumer Health Tips: Sunburn strategies

an overhead photo of a man's sunburned lower legs and feet in flip-flops, on the beachSelf-care for sunburn
Sunny days aren't the only times when you should worry about getting sunburned. You're at risk on cloudy days, too. And once sunburn occurs, you can't do much to limit damage to your skin. You may be able to reduce your pain and discomfort, though, with these self-care tips.


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Preventing food poisoning
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Heat and exercise: Keeping cool in hot weather
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Bad breath: Symptoms and causes
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