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Summer Time Community Health Tips

Health Tips

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"It is summer time and the living is easy"...and you want to keep it that way. Don't upset your summer fun - follow these tips to help keep you safe and healthy!

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation

Since its inception in 1979, the Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen Sunscreen Imagesalone is not enough, however.

Read our full list of skin cancer prevention tips:

  • Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • Do not burn.
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning beds.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  • See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

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Planning a picnic? Follow these steps to keep foodborne germs from spoiling your party.

https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/communication/rules-of-game.html

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