Health Tip and Practice Info
Practice Skin Safety
Practice sun safety all year but especially in summer.
The growth of skin cancer over the past several years is strongly related to exposure to the sun's Ultra-Violet (UV) rays. But UV damage can be avoided. Shade, clothing and hats offer the best protection, with sunscreen being used on those parts of the body left exposed.
It is also important to protect your eyes from damage caused even by single outing on very bright days. Wear sunglasses to ensure your eyes are protected. When purchasing sunglasses, make sure they block 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays.
Here are some additional tips to keep in mind:
Limit your exposure to the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest.
Remember, shade from trees, awnings, umbrellas does not offer complete protection.
A hat with a wide brim offers good sun protection for eyes, ears, face and neck.
Apply sunscreen with a protection rating of at least 15. And re-apply every two hours, especially after swimming or exercising outdoors.
Allergy season continues
If you are one of the 35 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you may already have noticed a change in the air.
Sometimes extra precautions during the height of allergy season are necessary to avoid severe reactions. Increasing your knowledge about allergies could help prevent you or a loved one from requiring emergency care for allergy-related attacks.
You can learn the daily pollen count in your area by visiting www.pollen.com and entering your zip code.
The continuing advice of your doctor is crucial to the long-term treatment of allergic conditions.
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Dr. DeIngeniis is one of our primary care physician and also sees weight loss patients at Medi-Weightloss Clinic in Wayne. Read the entire story
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Wayne resident Barbara Pirozzi consults with the Women's Team at High Mountain Health and embarks on a journey that ultimately saved her life. To read the story in her own words, click here.