Skin Cancer — Prevent Cancer: Limit Sun Exposure
May Health Focus: Week 2
Sun exposure or ultraviolet (UV) radiation is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancers. Whether it’s the most common skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, or the more dangerous and invasive melanoma — limiting your sun exposure prevents cancer.
In the U.S. melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in men and the seventh most common cancer in women. 65% of melanoma cases are caused by sun exposure and rates have been increasing. Wearing sunscreen is only one measure to reduce sun exposure. Wearing a hat and sun-protective clothing offer more ways to block the sun.
The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and flowers and trees are blooming. Many of us are walking or running outside to enjoy the outdoors. Learn more about hay fever and how to reduce its effects: sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and itchy eyes.
The exercise, fresh air, and vitamin D (sunshine) will be good for your heart and your head. It is important to wear sunscreen and sunglasses every day of the year to keep your skin and eyes protected.
Now that we have a better understanding of the science of happiness, let’s look at the eight traits self-identified by the happiest people and ways to train your brain into happiness.
Cook up something new! Whether it’s served as a side or the main course, it’s Salad Time!