Students may return to school in the fall, but that doesn't mean much in South Florida. It's very much summer almost year round here, a state of affairs which should make protection from the sun an important part of our daily health regimen.
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But many school districts treat sunscreen as an over-the-counter drug, like Tylenol or Motrin, and require parents, sometimes even doctors, to authorize use.
Florida guidelines from 2007 suggest schools require a physician's signature.More »