Live Well Wednesday

Ask the Experts- What’s the best Way to Protect Yourself from Harmful UV Rays?

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At Compass Community Health Care Center we are dedicated to providing the best health care possible. We are listening to our patients, families, and community with their health concerns and questions. Watch for #LiveWellWednesday posts each Wednesday, which focus on giving you the information and tips you need to understand current health care concerns and topics.

During the month of July we will be focusing on a new summertime weekly topic that addresses important seasonal issues.  Be sure and check back each Wednesday in July to get helpful information and tips from the Compass Community Health Care Center providers on keeping yourself, and your family healthy all summer long.

This week we asked our providers at Compass Community Health Care Center…

“What do you do with your own family to protect your skin from harmful UV rays?

Megan Whisman, FNP: “Use sunscreen everyday, even on cloudy days, and reapply every couple hours.  Big hats will also limit the amount of skin exposure, and are super fun.”

Ryan Carpenter, FNP-BC: “When in doubt reapply your sunscreen.  Most people have a false sense of protection, especially ‘waterproof’ that isn’t really waterproof and wears off quickly.  Another often misconception is that 100 SPF gives you twice the time and protection as 50 SPF and that isn’t the case.”

Thea Floyd, RN: “I make sure my family uses a sunscreen of SPF 50 or higher, reapplying at least every hour while in direct sun, wear protective clothing, umbrellas, and avoid early afternoon sunlight.”

For additional information on this topic, or to schedule an appointment with one of our providers please contact our office at 740-351-7102.

#LiveWellWednesday                           #CompassCares                                    #RealPeopleCompassionCare

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