Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
May 20, 2005
Albany- "I think a little bit of sun's good for kids, usually, but I try to keep 40 SPF, 45 SPF on him," said Jenni Carpenter, a parent.
But, how much is too much. A recent study shows skin cancer is increasing for people in their 20s and 30s, especially the deadliest of all, melanoma. So many say they either forget or just don't see the harm in not putting sunscreen on.
"Not every time, maybe if I'm out for a long period I might, but usually not," said 15 year old Skyler McCrary.
"Occasionally, I think about it. I hope it doesn't, but if it does I'll have to suffer the consequences," said 19 year old Kayla McCrary.
"I think we see folks, younger folks particularly, taking the sun for granted, think the sun's not going to affect them and it probably won't until later in life. As we're seeing in these studies, it's occurring more and more frequently at an earlier age," said Dr. Walter Erhardt Jr, Plastic surgeon.
Dr. Erhardt says, he sees a lot of skin cancer patients because lifestyle puts us outside a lot. It also has to do with the amount of time you spend in the sun throughout your life.
"The effect of the sun is a cumulative thing, we all have a certain amount of resistance that our skin can withstand. Once you reach that point that's when you have problems," said Erhardt.
So it's important to have protection as a child and continue the habit.
"That's my granddaughter from Macon, and she's very fair, so yes, I put this on her. I put a lot of it on her," said Diane Howell, grandmother.
The best thing if the weather allows is to keep covered, but a sunscreen with a SPF of 25 or higher will help. You should apply the sunscreen about a half hour before you're out in the sun and reapply if you've been in the water.
Dr. Erhardt recommends a product called Bullfrog for young children. For adults, Titanium Dioxide is a new product that offers total sun protection like a zinc oxide, but it's colorless.