Summer Sun Defense in Full Swing

When you spend time day in and day out enjoying the beautiful weather we have year-round in Florida, complacency can sneak in. And that complacency can be dangerous.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide. In fact, more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined! 

In this edition of Central Florida Health News, Watson Clinic dermatologist Dr. Linwood Bond discusses the importance of protecting the more vulnerable populations from the sun’s rays. 

In addition, Florida Department of Health-Polk County Director Dr. Joy Jackson delves into the various ways to keep children safe in the sun in her monthly installment of Medical Advice, and our Pop Quiz drills you on the dangers of medication and photosensitivity.

Don’t forget to check out the latest on Bartow Regional Medical Center’s expansion plans and AdventHealth’s new T1D study that aims to improve screening among underserved and minority communities.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, and don’t forget the sunblock and shades!

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