BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF YOUR HEALTH

JULY IS SUN SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH


Lower your skin cancer risk by taking these simple steps!

  1. Seek Shade – avoid the sun during the midday hours when the sun’s rays are the most intense.
  2. Cover Up – wear long sleeves, pants and a hat. The darker the clothing, the more UV protection.
  3. Sunglasses – protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts.
  4. Sunscreen – use broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15, even on cloudy or cool days. Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating.
  5. Avoid Tanning Beds & Sunlamps – their UV rays are just as dangerous as the sun.

Heat Stroke is a serious medical condition that can be life threatening. It causes the body’s core temperature to rise dangerously high. Signs of heat stroke include confusion, short rapid breathing, lack of sweating and a fast pulse. If someone shows signs of heat stroke, call 911 immediately.

Test your knowledge on sun safety by taking this quiz from the American Cancer Society.

Yours in health,
Dr. Howard Epstein,
Chief Medical Officer
PreferredOne

This information is provided by the CDC and the American Cancer Society.

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