The Friday Five – Sun Safety
The most common form of cancer in the United States is skin cancer. While some people may be at a higher risk, anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or tanning beds is the most preventable cause of skin cancer. It is estimated that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society (@AmericanCancer) reminds you that July is UV Safety Awareness Month, but you should Be Safe in the Sun all year.
CDC: What You Need to Know About Sun Safety
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (@CDCgov) suggests following these recommendations to protect yourself from harmful UV rays: staying in the shade, wearing protective clothing (including beach coverups, hats and sunglasses), and applying sunscreen (even on cloudy days.) Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Too much sun can cause skin cancer. This video explains how to protect your skin from the sun.
UV Radiation & Your Skin The Facts. The Risks. How They Affect You.
Understanding UV radiation and how it damages your skin is an important first step in safeguarding yourself against skin cancer. The good news is that you can greatly reduce the danger posed by UV radiation. You can enjoy outdoor activities and limit your skin cancer risk by taking simple, smart protective measures.
Complimentary Skin Screenings at Mount Sinai Health
Mount Sinai (@MountSinaiNYC) has partnered with the Aspen Institute (@AspenInstitute) for more than 10 years as a Presenting Underwriter of the Aspen Ideas Festival and Aspen Ideas: Health events. Today, Friday, June 30, visit our Mount Sinai Health Experience for a complimentary skin screening.
Protect your #skin and prevent #SkinCancer! Don’t forget to wear #sunscreen and schedule your yearly skin checkups. Join us at #AspenIdeas and visit our Mount Sinai Health Experience for a complimentary skin screening. Your health matters! Learn more: https://t.co/RlS2GI5rjq pic.twitter.com/bcT7uhXDhq
— Mount Sinai Health System (@MountSinaiNYC) June 27, 2023
American Academy of Dermatology Discusses How to Treat a Sunburn
The American Academy of Dermatology (@AADSkin) is the largest, most influential and representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 20,500, it represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists. The AAD has many resources to educate the public about skin cancer detection and prevention such as their annual skin cancer awareness campaign and tips on how to promote sun safety year round.
Thank you, @RealHughJackman, for raising awareness about skin cancer and reminding everyone to protect their skin from the sun when outdoors. #YourDermatologistKnows that UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. https://t.co/56mU8O9sqC
— AAD (@AADskin) April 3, 2023
Nurse Lauren’s Sun Safety Tips
Healthcare NOW Radio’s Nurse Lauren reminds us that sunscreen should be applied at least 15 minutes before you even go outside and reapplied often especially after swimming or sweating. Cover up and stay in the shade when possible. Remember the sun tends to be the hottest between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. Do you know what type of sunscreen you should be using? Check out the FDA’s (@US_FDA) Facts about Sunscreen.