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Dear EarthTalk: Are as many cats and dogs being euthanized these days as back in the 1970s and 1980s when indiscriminate breeding led to explosions in pet populations? — Mary H., Knox, TN

Community Calendar

Cholesterol Screening • Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. – noon – Overlook Medical Center will conduct cholesterol screenings at the Westfield Board of Health, 425 East Broad St. Call 1-800-247-9580 to register. Fee: $10

Is Your Medicine Harming Your Skin?

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Awareness of skin cancer and the need for sun protection may be at an all time high, but many people are unaware of a phenomenon that can accelerate and exacerbate sun damage, making the need for caution outdoors even more urgent. This phenomenon is called photosensitivity.