SKIN CANCER PREVENTION

MAY 6, 2013
Summer is coming and the tendency is to shed some layers and feel the sunshine. Its warmth can boost our spirits, but remember, it comes with a dangerous trade-off. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using a sunscreen SPF 15 or higher along with these other prevention tips:

• Do not let your skin burn.
• Avoid tanning & UV tanning booths.
• Use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher).
• Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
• Seek shade between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
• See your doctor every year for a professional skin exam.
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Getting books from the doctor is a routine part of regular pediatric checkups at Bozeman Deaconess Family Medicine & Pediatrics. At every regular checkup, children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years receive a new, age-appropriate book to take home and keep. Volunteers read with children in pediatric clinic waiting areas. Pediatricians and family practitioners educate parents about the importance of reading with their children every day.
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