60 Seconds to better health: Sun Safety

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July 2, 2018

This is Dr. Charles Miller, Assistant Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente San Diego with an important message about sun safety. As summer approaches, it’s time to think about heading for the great outdoors. And it’s also a time to pay special attention to our skin.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.  The good news is that most skin cancers can be cured if they’re diagnosed early and treated promptly. To lower your risk of getting skin cancer, you should protect yourself from sun damage - even on cloudy days.

The simplest way to do this is to limit your time in the sun. Avoid spending too much time in the sun during the midday hours, and always wear protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF, lip balm, and sunglasses when you’re outside. And check your skin regularly, including your scalp. For more information and sun safety tips, go to kp.org/sandiego.

That’s this month’s 60-seconds to better health, a message from Kaiser Permanente. Live well and thrive!