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June 1-7, 2009 is Sun Safety Week–A Great Reminder to Protect Yourself and Your Family.

Sun safety should start at birth! There are so many reasons and ways to protect yourself and your family from the sun’s harmful rays. Since it is Sun Safety Week, we are reminded to take a few moments to educate ourselves and our families about sun dangers and protection.

I witnessed the painful devastation of melanoma while two of my relatives tried valiantly to fight it. In the end, it is such a dangerous and pervasive disease, it took both of their lives. One of the victims was just 35 years old. He left a wife and young daughter behind. The total years spent in his battle? Eight. At the five-year mark, he was deemed cancer-free. They had waited for that milestone to start a family. Unfortunately, cancer came back with a vengeance and his child was only 18 months old when he died.

The best way to fight melanoma, other skin cancers and the aging effects of the sun is prevention. Click here for great information and links prepared by the National Safety Council. Sun protection should be part of our ritual all year long. In the summer months, when the sun’s impact is heightened and we tend to wear lighter clothing, it is especially important to protect ourselves!

If you have questions or would like to share your experiences, please email me: Leann (at) WhatHappensNow.com.

Health and the Holidays

This holiday season many of us – me included – caught nasty cold or flu bugs.

In our area, we have a nifty service called Minute Clinic – you should read up on them to see if they are near you. In a nutshell, they provide medical service for what ails you; they were recommended by my doctor who had no openings until later in the week.

Before I went, I looked up our article on Analyzing Your Symptoms which helped me nail down what I needed to tell the doctor.  We were in and out in 15 minutes since I used our ‘cheat sheet’ for describing symptoms.

Here’s to good health in the New Year!

– Susan