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PAGE 6A HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, 1VIAY 7, 2010 r ~i i,~J~ i • A Monthly Section Designed to Inform Readers About the Medical .Industry and Health Issues The arrival of summer is in the sun can prove dangerous as ly believed, but that doesn't make almost universally welcomed with well. Adding to those dangers is them true. open arms. After a long winter or the common misconceptions ass•- rain-soaked spring, summer sun ciated with sun exposure, many " Myth: Sunburns are only can be just what the doctor of which give summer revelersa possible when it's really sunny. ordered, false sense of security when Even on an overcast day itIs pos- spending time outdoors. The fol- sible to suffer a severe sunburn. But spending too much time lowing myths might be common- UV radiation can penetrate 6400 Rat Rock Rd, Columbus, GA 31907 Quality Medical CaR in about an hour with NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARRY. • OUR PHYSICIAN'~= ARE BOARD CER'rlFIED AND HAVE OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN FAMILY CARE $~ID EMERGENCY ROOM. • LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED WITH k COMMITMENT TO THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY. • MOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED • THE MOST CONVENIENT URGENT CARE FACILITY FOR THOSE LIVING NEAR GEORGIA HWY 85. • SKILLED, LICENSED SUPPORT STAFF CARING FOR YOUR EVERY NEED • CONVENIENT HOURS TO MEET YOUR SCHEDULE. SPECIALIZING IN: URGENT CARE OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE SOME OF THE SERVICES WE OFFER: • ONSITE LAB AND XRAY FACILITIIS FOR OUR PATIENTS' CONVENIENCE. • SCHOOL, SPORTS AND ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS. • IMMUNIZATIONS AND FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE. (706) 478-5858 www.caprimg.com Monday - Friday 9-7. Saturday 9-3 Only 20 Minutes from Harris, Meriwether & Talbot Counties. ~ew Why Mail Order? You Can Get Supplies & Equipment From Us & WE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW HOWTO USE l Diabetic Supplies ~ Diabetic Shoes PowerWheel Chairs ~ Walkers ~ Scooters Support Hose & Socks ~ Bedside Commodes Crutches ~ CPAP Nebulizers ~ Oxygen Hospital Beds ~ Wheelchairs clouds, so be sure to check UV lev- els before heading outside, even if it doesn't appear as if the sun is out, * Myth: Certain skin types are safe from skin cancer. People with olive skin commonly feel as if they're immune to skin cancer, However, skin cancer knows no skin type, and everyone is at its mercy when spending time out- doors without protection. While people with darker skin have a lesser risk of skin cancer than fair- skinned folks, that doesn't mean they are immune. "Myth: Sun bathers are the only ones susceptible to skin can- cer. Even normal, every day expo- sure to sun makes people suscep- tible to skin cancer. Sunburns can occur whether a person is walk- ing the dog or washing the car. While sun bathers are at a greater risk, that reality doesn t make rou- fine exposure any safer. Myth: Self tanners protect skin from the sun. Fake tans do not improve the body's ability to protect itself from the sun. Be sure to wear sun block even if skin has been darkened with a self tan- ner, sun protection. Moisturizers and foundations with sunscreen can be adequate when the skin is exposed for very short periods of time. However, those planning to spend ample time outdoors should use a separate sunscreen to pro- tect skin. Oftentimes, beauty products that contain sunscreen have an sun protection factor far below the recommended SPF 30. • Myth: My skin tans and does- "Myth: Skin cancer is easily n't burn, so I don't need sunblock, treated. Like all cancers, skin can- UV rays can damage living cells, cer can metastasize and spread to and the skin often turns brown as other parts of the body. What's a means of protecting itself from more, there is no cure for skin these harmful rays. So just cancer, and treatment options because the skin turns brown include surgery and chemothera- instead of red doesn't make it any py. Any changes in the skin should more safe from the sun than skin immediately be reported to your that reddens upon exposure, physician. • Myth: Cosmetics that con- taln sunscreen provide adequate • Physicals: Pre-Employment & DOT • DNA Testing ,. Hearing/Vison Tests . 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