PCMA Letter: Covering more than just the surface of health

Do you know what the largest organ of the human body is?  If you answered, “the skin,” then you’re correct.  Our skin plays a vital role in protecting us from pathogens.  Other functions of this organ include insulation, temperature regulation, sensation, and the production of vitamin D folates.

Despite its many important roles in the body’s health, however, the skin oftentimes is overlooked or not cared for on a daily basis.  In this edition of Central Florida Health News, we put your skin in the limelight of daily healthcare with four bad habits that can negatively affect your skin.  Also in this edition is an article on the types of skin cancers and how they can be prevented as well as the types of food you can eat that benefit your health and will contribute to your skin’s healthy glow.

With the hot summer months upon us, now is the time to start thinking of protecting yourself against the damaging rays of the sun.  For more insights on how to protect and care for your skin, go to American Academy of Dermatology’s website at www.aad.org.

If you are a physician, medical professional or PCMA member and were not able to join us for our recent Meet & Mingle event on April 11, then please stay tuned for more opportunities to network and stay informed in all aspects of the medical industry and in our community health care efforts.

The members of the Polk County Medical Association are always proactively working together for the betterment of health in our community.  As part of our initiative, we hope you find this publication informative and resourceful.


Arvind B. Soni, MD

Radiation Oncologist at Lakeland Regional Cancer Center

President-Elect, Polk County Medical Association

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