Why the Sun is Necessary for Optimal Health with Dr. Alexander Wunsch
Activity Description The Age of Enlightenment was the turning point when physicians started to investigate the biological effects of sunlight systematically. The advent of antibiotics brought about a change in our view of the sun. Using the sun conscientiously to minimize risks and maximize benefits is our health aim. In this presentation, Alexander Wunsch, MD, Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Germany gives a historical perspective on sunlight exposure and explains how both the public's and medical community's perspective has changed over time, and includes the beneficial physiological aspects of sun exposure beyond synthesis of vitamin D with historical insights from our ancestors. Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. List at least 4 responses of the body upon exposure to sunlight
2. Describe 3 different types of stimulus that sunlight produces on the body
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Release Date: April 29, 2016 Expiration Date: April 28, 2019 Course Director Cedric Garland, DrPH, FACE Professor of Epidemiology University of California, San Diego San Diego, California Faculty Alexander Wunsch, MD Wismar University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg, Germany Balance and Objectivity of Content It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual's control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity. Participants will be asked to evaluate whether the speaker's outside interests reflect a possible bias in the planning or presentation of the activity. This information is used to plan future activities. Disclosures Drs. Garland and Wunsch have no disclosures relevant to the topic presented in this activity. The CME staff, meeting planners, editorial staff, planning committee, peer reviewer and CME committee reviewers do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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