Ultraviolet Light Safety

Ultraviolet (UV) lights are invisible rays of light from the sun that are a leading cause of skin cancer. UV light can also hurt eyes.

Protect yourself from UV light with these tips:

  • Wear protective gear outside – UV-block sunglasses, as well as hats and other clothing that cover your skin.
  • Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen – an SPF of 15 or higher – on exposed skin.
  • Find shade if you spend a long time outside.
  • Avoid tanning beds and sun lamps that emit UV light, which can impact both your eyes and skin.


Resource: www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. This cancer is associated with getting older, most often occuring in those over 50. Getting screened can help you detect this cancer and start treatment earlier – screening is important to start at age 50.

Risk Factors

  • Inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • A personal or family history of colorectal cancer, or colorectal polyps.
  • A genetic syndrome, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome).

Talk to your clinician if you are at risk, and to request screening.