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Summer Safety TipsChild by pool 
Avoiding Water Hazards
Water activities are great ways to get exercise during hot summer months. Americans swim, soak, and wade hundreds of millions of times each year in pools, oceans, lakes, rivers, and hot tubs. There are a few precautions to consider before you cannon-ball into the pool, visit a water park, relax in a hot tub or otherwise take the plunge this summer.  Read more...

The Skinny on SunscreenSunburn
Sunscreen protects your skin by absorbing, reflecting, or scattering sunlight. When used correctly it helps lower your risk of skin cancer. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your sunscreen.
  • Pick a broad spectrum product with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or more.
  • Use plenty - an average sized person needs a whole shot glass full. Cover all exposed skin, even on cloudy days.
  • Reapply often - every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
  • Buy new each year. Under ideal conditions, sunscreen lasts about 3 years. Unfortunately, exposure to high temperatures shortens shelf life. Unless you keep your's in your cooler at the beach, toss out last year's bottles.
  • Don't forget your lips and tips (nose and ears). The nose and ears are often hard hit by skin cancers as people age.
  • All products do not have the same ingredients; if your skin reacts badly to one, try another or check with your healthcare provider.

Click here for more tips on protecting your skin from cancer.

The "Eyes" Have It Dog sunglasses
Picking out sunglasses that effectively protect your peepers can be tricky. In addition to choosing just the right style and color, there are a few other things to consider when picking out your next pair of shades. Check your "Eye-Q" and read AARP's bulletin, Sunglasses that Protect in Style.

Last updated 7/2/15

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Mary L. Beer, RN, MPH
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