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Summer is Here, Protect your Skin!

The hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. are the most hazardous for UV exposure in the United States during the summer.

Use these tips to keep your skin safe in the summer months:

Wear Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher. Be sure to re-apply often.

Wear clothing to protect your skin, loose long sleeved shirts.

Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade your face, head, ears, and neck.

Wear Sunglasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays as well as protect the sensitive skin around your eyes.

Find Shade. Seek shade, especially during the midday hours.

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Healthchoice Corner

August is Cataract Awareness Month

The incidence of cataracts has increased by 19% since 2000, affecting almost 25 million Americans aged at least 40 years according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

Here are some tips for cataract prevention:

All adults should receive an annual baseline eye exam by the age of 40 when the early signs of eye disease and vision changes may start to occur. Follow-up exams are needed as well.

Anyone ages 65 or older should visit an ophthalmologist regularly to help in the early detection of eye diseases and conditions such as cataract and to monitor for any signs of vision loss.

Diabetes, smoking, extensive ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, serious eye injuries, steroid use, and a family history of cataract can increase the risk of developing a cataract. Wearing sunglasses and hats is a safe way to protect the eyes from sun damage. Blood glucose levels can be controlled through exercise, diet, and if necessary, medications. Those at risk for cataract should not smoke.

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Healthchoice Works

New Back Pain Management Program Launched

Team members suffering from lower back pain may now receive free support through education and a supervised exercise program called Take Charge of Your Health–Back Pain Management, in which the following topics are covered:

Muscles of the Back and Core
Ergonomics at the Office
Proper Posture and Lifting Techniques
Common Back Conditions
General FitnessGuidelines
Maintaining Your Back Health

For more information, please call HealthChoice at 407-481-7155 and leave a message with your name, your best contact telephone number and the best time to reach you, or send an email with your contact information to Healthchoice Health Mgmt.Click here to read more.

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