Posts By: Julie Knose

Sun safety tips for summer

May is skin cancer awareness month. Prevention is knowledge, therefore it’s important you know your ABCs. If you have a mole or skin lesion, look for the following: A-Asymmetry B-Border Irregular C-Color Varies D-Diameter Larger than 6mm E-Evolving Appearance (is it changing?) If you have concerns about your skin or see any of these issues,…
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Beware of poison ivy

It’s summer time, but beware of certain plants as you enjoy the outdoors. Whether hiking in the woods or gardening—poison sumac, ivy and oak can be lurking close by. Poison sumac has nine to 13 leaflets per stem and the leaves are round with pointed tips. It grows as a shrub or small tree. Poison…
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