Carilion Clinic Fact Check

All of us have access to health and medical information from many different sources these days. It can be challenging to determine what is fact and what isn't. In our effort to inspire better health, Carilion Clinic would like to alleviate some of the confusion associated with different recommendations that have the potential to positively or negatively impact people living in the communities we serve.

Carilion is focused on education and wellness. Through Fact Check, we want you to have access to information that provides trustworthy health news you can use.

We'd like for you to join the conversation. Send us a general fact that you would like us to put to the test.

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Featured Fact Check

Sunscreen is just one part of sun protection.

Fact: All sunscreens are water resistant.

False

Carilion Clinic Dermatologist, Dr. Rahul N. Chavan says, “Not all sunscreens are water resistant.  It is important to read the product’s label carefully. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. "

To learn more about sun safety, visit the Sun Safety Facts page.