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Pediatrician-provided reminders, other interventions improve sun protection behaviors among children

Pediatrician-provided reminders, other interventions improve sun protection behaviors among children
February 12, 2016

According to recent research in JAMA Pediatrics, a multifaceted sun protection program, including text message reminders and swim shirts, improved sun protection behaviors and helped to prevent skin damage in children.

“Pediatricians’ seasonal age-specific sun protection recommendations will be more effective if supported by an effective, easily accessible, multicomponent program that can be reinforced at home,” June K. Robinson, MD, research professor of the department of dermatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “The multicomponent program presented in this study … was effective in increasing sun protection behaviors while minimizing biologic measures of sun damage.”

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