Protect Yourself During Summer Athletics
By Michael J. Smith, MD

Athletes and adventurers who compete and train outdoors have a common enemy— ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It has been estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin   care should be a top priority for outdoor athletes and adventurers. Whether you are a triathlete, running in Hawaii, or hiking on the Appalachian Trail, you run the risk of developing skin cancers from sun exposure.
Skin cancers are commonly either basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma. The more serious and deadly skin cancer is melanoma. Click here for more information…In Motion.