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July National Health Observance – UV Safety Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotchy skin.

These are just some of the reasons why we are proud to participate in UV Safety Month and help raise awareness of the risks of sun damage. During the month of July, join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage.

You can take steps today to protect your skin: Read More

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Children and Sun Safety – Do You Know the Facts?

It’s that time again! Summer is quickly approaching. I know many new Moms that are asking about children and sun safety. Take a moment to read about this important topic below.  
A single blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma skin cancer later in life.  Other types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are directly related to long-term sun exposure.  Children often spend a good part of their day playing outdoors in the sun, especially during the summer.  The development of skin cancer, as well as premature skin aging and eye damage, are reasons that measures to protect the body from harmful sun rays should be started early in life. Read More