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HealthLinks: UV Safety Month

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swimming at lakeStay active and safe in the heat

After months of cold weather, there’s nothing like getting outside when the weather turns warm. Whether you’re doing a little gardening or training for the next marathon, it’s important to keep yourself safe in the heat. This helpful guide offers tips for being active as the temperature rises, when it gets very hot, and when the humidity goes up. You’ll also learn how to stay active indoors when it’s too hot outside to exercise safely. And the guide describes symptoms of heatstroke, a dangerous condition that often requires immediate medical attention.

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Tips to keep your skin safe

The sun feels great and boosts your mood, but too much sun can put your skin at risk. Protecting your skin from the sun decreases your chances of getting skin cancer, and it also can help prevent wrinkles. Did you know that staying out of the sun during certain times of the day will help decrease your sun exposure, or that specific sunglasses will help prevent eye damage? Find out how to protect yourself and your children from too much sun exposure and how to choose and apply sunscreen. Keep your skin safe, healthy, and glowing all year with these tips for sun safety.

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Beat the heat

There’s so much to enjoy about summer: backyard barbeques, vacations, swimming, and of course, warm weather. But if it gets too hot or you overdo it in the heat, you could experience problems. Heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke or heat exhaustion happen when your body can’t stay cool enough in hot temperatures. Keeping the body cool and drinking lots of water in hot environments can protect you from most heat-related illnesses. If you begin to feel tired, dizzy, or nauseated, or if you develop a headache, get out of the heat immediately. For more information about who is at risk and what to do if you’re experiencing symptoms, check out this helpful resource.

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Shedding light on skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The good news? You can reduce your risk for skin cancer, and skin cancers found and removed early are almost always curable. Seek the shade, cover up with clothing, and use sunscreen to protect your skin from UV radiation. Find out the ABCDEs of early detection and check yourself regularly for new changes in your skin. Here’s a way to take action against skin cancer and take care of your skin.

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Social Media Teasers

  • Use this guide to stay active in the summer heat. [Insert a shortened URL to the Quick Tips: Staying Active in Hot Weather Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=ad1203]
  • Don’t get burned! Helpful tips to enjoy the sun without getting fried. [Insert a shortened URL to the Protecting Your Skin From the Sun Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=tv6658spec]
  • It’s getting hot out! Find out how to prevent heat-related illness.  [Insert a shortened URL to the Heat-Related Illnesses Topic Overview on your website. DOCHWID=htske]
  • Worried about skin cancer? Here’s how you can protect your skin. [Insert a shortened URL to the Skin Cancer: Protecting Your Skin Actionset on your website DOCHWID=uh1310]

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