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Sun Protection is More than Just Simple SPF  

We all think an hour or two in the sun won’t hurt us, a little vitamin D is good for you, right? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, at least 5 million cases of skin cancer happen each year. In fact, it’s the most common cancer in the U.S. with 1 in 5 Americans developing skin cancer in their lifetime.   

How to protect your skin  

Protecting your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays plays an important role in reducing your risk of developing skin cancer. Preventative measures include using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, avoiding prolonged sun exposure between peak hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., wearing a broad-brimmed hat, wearing protective clothing, and reapplying sunscreen.  

Wear sunscreen every day regardless of if it’s sunny or not; remember the sun’s out every single day and the UV rays do penetrate through the clouds, says TPMG board certified dermatologist Valerie Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD. 

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TPMG Presenting Annual Continuing Medical Education Conference

 January 8, 2018 – Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG), a local medical group with over 200 specialty and primary care providers, serving the Tidewater area at over 75 locations, is pleased to present the 19th Annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference in early 2018 accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The conference will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, located on Coliseum Drive in Hampton on March 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The conference is open to all family and internal medicine physicians and advanced practice clinicians to attend. Read more