Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Here are some other basic tips and more resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
Use sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
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Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign, started by the Dana Foundation, to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. BAW is a key outreach activity for SfN members who will be hosting a variety of brain-related events March 14-20, 2016.
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, NCCC and its many local chapters across the country highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. While NCCC chapters host events throughout the year, January is a month with a special focus as chapters celebrate Cervical Health Awareness Month and work to spread the word in the communities. More here: http://www.nccc-online.org/hpvcervical-cancer/cervical-health-awareness-month/
“Chances are you’re familiar with at least one of these well-known health awareness observances. But did you know the calendar is full of special months, weeks, and days that raise awareness for a variety of important health issues and conditions? They’re dates where people with certain health conditions, their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups rally around a common cause: health. Educational, fundraising, and support events are often held during these times. January includes:
Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
National Glaucoma Awareness Month
National Radon Action Month
National Stalking Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month
National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month
National Folic Acid Awareness Week (first full week of January)
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (last week of January)
Year after year we make resolutions around this time. Exercising regularly, eating better and giving up smoking can cut heart disease risk by 80 percent, diabetes risk by 90 percent and cancer risk by 50 percent, according to the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study. Here are some tips that include some simple things you can do to help put you on a better track towards health: Wear a pedometer and aim for 30 minutes a day of brisk walking. Try eating fish at least two times a week. Drink more water. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Decrease your sugar intake. Don’t focus on dieting, focus on eating better and not over eating. Try to limit snacking when you may be bored vs. actually hungry. Focus some of your energy doing something kind for others. Spend more time doing things you love or start spending some time learning something new that you have always wanted to try.
Flu shots, or Influenza vaccines, are vaccines that protect against influenza. A new version of the vaccine is developed twice a year as the influenza virus rapidly changes.
Both the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends nearly all people over the age of 6 months get the vaccine yearly. This is especially true for pregnant women, children between six months and five years of age, those with other health problems, and those who work in healthcare.
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South Tabor Family Medical wants to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is so important that you are screened. We can help facilitate scheduling your appointment or you can also contact your preferred imaging specialist. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. Call and make your appointment today 503.261.7200.