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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from all of us at CCHC!! It’s the last official weekend of summer, and as we all head to the pool, beach, lake or to a great backyard barbecue, don’t put your health on the back burner. Here are some quick tips to make the most of your Labor Day celebrations! If…

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When “Feeling the Burn” is NOT a Good Thing

Sunburns may seem like a given after a day at the beach, but you should really consider them potentially harmful wounds. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in this country, and UV light exposure is its most preventable risk factor. So why, in 2014, did one-third of surveyed adults report suffering a sunburn? According…

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Learn to Spot (and Survive) Dangerous Rip Currents

National Rip Current Awareness Week is June 3-9 School ends this week for most children in our area and that means more weekend trips to the beach to enjoy the sand and waves. On these trips parents always make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen, water, snacks, and a few extra towels—we don’t want anyone…

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Bad Sunburn? Your Medication Might be to Blame

Few people are aware that many common medications can intensify the effects of sunlight, greatly raising the risk of burning, rashes, and other skin problems, even after only a short time in the sun. Most of us know very well that too much time in the sun puts our skin at risk. But did you…

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What You Thought You Knew About Sunscreen is Wrong

If you’re super pale and burn easily, you should use the highest SPF you can find when you go out in the sun, right? Not necessarily. The reality of what various SPFs offer in the way of protection—and which ones you should be using—is much more complicated than that. Ah, summer. Time for family barbeques,…

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