A week of Home Page feature highlights!
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Movin’ Together – Slip Slop Slap Seek Slide
Here in America, If you’re going to be in the sun, the American Cancer Society also recommends the Slip! Slop! Slap! And Wrap! Their method of prevention. Slip on a shirt, slop on 30 SPF (or higher) broad-spectrum sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses before going out in the sun. Presently skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. The number of skin cancer cases has been going up over the past few decades.
Hopefully we will see a decline in skin cancers in American too as we apply slip, slop, slap, seek and slide to our lives.
4 Ways to Protect Your Information Online
Modern technology has made a tremendous impact on our lives and how we go about our daily routines. From how we connect with people to how we gather information, and even how we make purchases. As the reliance on this technology increases, so does the need to keep our information safe. New methods of obtaining your personal information are being used every day, which can be used to steal your money or your identity. Luckily, there are a few simple and effective ways to prevent cyber fraud from happening to you.
UPMC Susquehanna – Summer Sun Safety
It’s summer time and the warm weather means spending more time outdoors and in the sun. What are the benefits to getting outdoors and soaking up the sun?
Absorbing a healthy amount of Vitamin D, which also occurs through sun exposure, may be a concern for you. While there are no clear guidelines for this, you can try exposing your arms and legs to the sun for 20 – 30 minutes a day, two-to-three times a week during the spring and fall, and then reduce that time to 15-to-20 minutes during the summer months. Sunlight and darkness trigger the release of hormones in your brain. Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. At night, darker lighting triggers the brain to make another hormone called melatonin. This hormone is responsible for helping you sleep.
2018 All-Star Football Practice
Football is back this week as athletes from District IV prepare for the annual senior All-Star game taking place this Friday, June 29 at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium in South Williamsport at 7:00 p.m.
Local area athletes from rival teams competing on the North Squad practiced at Wellsboro on Monday night to get ready for the upcoming game. For most of the athletes competing in this contest, it will be the last time they strap on the pads and play football again, while others will play at the collegiate level.
Patient-Centered, World-Class Care
Home Page President John Vogt spoke with two highly motivated men who are raising the bar for the care provided through the Laurel Health Centers—Jim Nobles, newly appointed President and CEO; and Dr. Matthew Heckman, family physician and Chief Medical Officer.
Nobles joined the Laurel team in March of 2018, bringing with him over 30 years of healthcare experience. Prior to that, he served as Director of Operations for Guthrie Medical Group where he was responsible for the Western New York Region, which generated over $116 million in annual patient service revenue.
Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by UPMC Susquehanna, C&N Bank, Laurel Health Centers