Sunscreen 101

Be Wise and Protect Your Skin Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 15 before going outside, even on cloudy or cool days. (Bring along lip balm with SPF, too.)  Apply to all exposed skin.  Ask for help for hard-to-reach places such...

Skin Cancer

Self-Exams Improve Early Detection Rate It’s important to learn about the warning signs of skin cancer and what to look for during a self-examination.  You may find it helpful to have your doctor do a full-body exam first.  Then, following your doctor’s instructions,...

Baby Safety Alert

Strings, Cords and Necklaces Can Strangle Infants The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received numerous reports of infants who have been strangled by strings, cords, ribbons or necklaces around their necks.  These items can become caught on a product, such...

Kids’ Dental Health

What Are Sealants? Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.  They are applied in dentists’ offices, clinics and sometimes in schools.  Application is simple and painless.  Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious! Greek Salad Serves 3 Craving a fresh salad with all kinds of crunchy vegetables, salty olives and creamy cheese?  This this delicious, healthy Greek salad served with warm pita bread.  The recipe makes enough for a...

Your Healthy Spine

Tips for Maintaining Good Posture Throughout Life Developing healthy posture now is an important gift to give yourself.  The benefits will last a lifetime!  These tips can help: Keep your weight down. Excess weight exerts a constant forward pull on the back muscles...