Demystifying Medicine Video

This video examines the topic of SPF (sun protection factor), how most individuals do not apply sunscreen properly, and how most skin cancers are caused by DNA damage from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Through the discussion on topics of what to look for in terms of ingredients in sunscreen to be protected from UVA and UVB rays as well as the proper application technique to the body, this videos aims to minimize the damage caused by sun exposure in a fun and educational manner.

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