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June 2016 Highlights

Lifestyles Healthchoice Newsletter!

Summer Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and most cases are preventable.

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these recommendations to help protect yourself and your family.

Shade - Reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter before you need relief from the sun. Your best bet to protect your skin is to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you’re outside even when you’re in the shade.

Clothing - When possible, long-sleeved shirts and long pants and skirts can provide protection from UV rays. Some clothing is certified with an ultraviolet protection factor.

Wearing this type of clothing isn’t very practical during Florida summers so try to wear a T-shirt or a beach cover-up at least. Tidbit: A typical T-shirt has an SPF rating lower than 15, so use other types of protection as well.

Hat - For the most protection, wear a hat with a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck. A tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, works best to protect your skin from UV rays along with darker color hats. Avoid straw hats with holes that let sunlight through.

If you wear baseball caps, you should also protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing that covers those areas, using sunscreen with at least SPF 15, or by staying in the shade.

Sunglasses - Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts. They also protect the tender skin around your eyes from sun exposure. Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. Most sunglasses sold in the United States, regardless of cost, meet this standard. Wrap-around sunglasses work best because they block UV rays from sneaking in from the sides as well.

Sunscreen - Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 before you go outside, even on slightly cloudy or cool days. Put a thick layer on all parts of ex-posed skin. Check the expiration date and remember shelf life is shorter when exposed to high temperatures outside. SPF - Sunscreens are assigned a sun protection factor (SPF) number that rates their effectiveness in blocking UV rays. Higher numbers indicate more protection. Reapplication is very important! - Sunscreen wears off. Put it on again if you stay out in the sun for more than two hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

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Healthchoice Corner

Healthy Recipes

Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa (4 servings)


▾ 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
▾ 1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion
▾ 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
▾ 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
▾ 3/8 teaspoon salt & 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
▾ 2 avocados, peeled and diced
▾ 2 garlic cloves, minced
▾ 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
▾ 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
▾ 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
▾ Cooking spray
▾ 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks


1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl, stirring until brown sugar dissolves. Reserve 1 tablespoon soy sauce mixture. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan evenly with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness, basting steaks frequently with soy mixture. Remove steaks from grill pan; drizzle with reserved 1 tablespoon soy mixture. Serve fish with salsa.

(Before searing the tuna, get the pan screaming hot this gives you a deep crust without overcooking interior. Can be cooked on grill as well!)

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Healthchoice Works

What should a team member do if any work restrictions
cannot be accommodated in the person’s home department?

Quite often the Medical Care Coordinator (MCC) or a specialist will place an injured team member on work restrictions. One example of a common restriction involves not lifting, pushing or pulling more than a certain amount of weight. The Supervisor should be promptly notified of any work restrictions. If the Supervisor or Department Mgr. feels that any work restrictions cannot be accommodated, then the Workers Compensation Coordinator in Human Resources needs to be notified by calling HR Solutions at 321-841-8623. You may also send an email to: R-WorkersCompensation@orlandohealth.com.

You may also reach the HealthChoice Works team by calling 407-481-7200 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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