The use of sunscreen is essential to prevent premature aging and skin cancer. Sun exposure is the main cause of premature skin aging, as the sun's UV rays damage skin cells and destroy collagen and elastin, resulting in wrinkles, blemishes, and sagging. In addition, unprotected sun exposure increases the risk of developing skin cancer.
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-2024 flu season. A child in the western part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, additional information will not be released.