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The weather's warmer, and summer's around the corner. Before heading out, here's everything you need to know about sunscreen to best protect you and your family

The Canadian Cancer Society says the key things to look for in a sunscreen are water-resistance, broad-spectrum with an SPF of 30 or higher.

The Canadian Cancer Society says the key things to look for in a sunscreen are water-resistance, broad-spectrum with an SPF of 30 or higher.

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A: We all know we should slather on sunscreen, but deciphering which bottle to buy can be painful. Fear not, sun lovers. Wency Leung's primer has you covered


A woman applies sunscreen on her brother in Sarasota, Fla.

A woman applies sunscreen on her brother in Sarasota, Fla.

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A: Read carefully! Certain components of chemical sunscreens are considered risky. Carly Weeks helps you identify the ingredients you should watch out for


People are seen at Jones Beach, in Wantagh, N.Y.

People are seen at Jones Beach, in Wantagh, N.Y.

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A: Sun-protective clothing has come a long
way and doesn't have to feel like wearing
army fatigues any more. Adriana Barton
takes a closer look


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A: It's a controversial question. Adriana Barton checked in with some parents who decided their families should go sunscreen-free


Violetta Ambrozuk says she’s lucky she had a health-care background, or her skin cancer might not have been diagnosed in time.

Violetta Ambrozuk says she’s lucky she had a health-care background, or her skin cancer might not have been diagnosed in time.

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A: Hear from Violetta Ambrozuk, who tanned from the age of 16 till about 21 or 23,
and was diagnosed with melanoma at 25


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Thinking of trying a do-it-yourself sunscreen this summer? Think again

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