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Should I wear a hat in the sun?

Diana K. Blythe, MD
Pediatrics
If you are going to be out in the sun, sunscreen of at least SPF30 is a must. However, there are other things you can do. Try sitting in the shade or wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Also, avoid being outside in the hours just before and just after noon.

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