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2017

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 Healthy Living — 9 H ave You Been Se arc hin g f or t he Ri ght Pri m ar y C are Pr ovi der f or You? No w Accepting Ne w Patients in Goldsboro and Pikeville WAY NE HE ALT H F A MILY ME DI CI NE Meliss a S mit h, F NP-C 4 6 8 0 US H wy 1 1 7 North Pikeville 9 1 9- 5 8 7- 3 4 0 0 Keit h B arnes, P A-C 1 5 0 6- D Wayne Me morial Drive Goldsboro 9 1 9- 7 3 6- 0 7 6 7 Lis a H all, P A-C 1 5 0 6- D Wayne Me morial Drive Goldsboro 9 1 9- 7 3 6- 0 7 6 7 C ALL A N D M A KE A N A P P OI NT ME NT T O D A Y! 136 D C T0617J © usi ng a ha nd held mirror for diffic ult-to- see places. Be o n t he looko ut for cha nges i n moles i ncl udi ng asy m metry, border irreg ularity, color variability, cha nge i n size a nd ne w sy mpto ms s uch as itch- i ng, bleedi ng or cr usti ng. Notify yo ur der matologist i m mediately if yo u see a ny cha nges. Taki ng digital pict ures wit h yo ur p ho ne of a ny s uspicio us moles ca n be helpf ul for co mpariso n later. • Do n't get b ur ned T he da mage s u nb ur ns ca n ca use does n't go a way w he n t he red ness fades. T hat da mage ca n develop i nto ski n ca ncer years a nd eve n decades later. Yo ur risk of developi ng ski n ca ncer act ually do ubles if yo u've had five or more s u nb ur ns i n yo ur lifeti me — so do n't get b ur ned. Have f u n i n t he s u n, b ut al ways protect yo urself a nd yo ur childre n to lo wer t he risk of ski n ca n- cer. W hile t here is no co nse ns us as to t he reaso n, t hose wit h dark ski n experie nce ski n ca ncer at a lo wer rate, b ut t he dis- ease is more likely to be deadly. • Cover up t hat ski n Not all clot hi ng is eq ual w he n it co mes to providi ng protectio n fro m t he s u n. For exa mple, a w hite T- S hirt o nly provides protectio n eq uivale nt to a n S P F 4 s u nscree n. Darker colors or tig htly wove n fabrics are safer optio ns — silk a nd polyester i n partic ular are t wo of t he best. S u n-protective bat hi ng s uits ca n help protect ski n o n s u m mer days. Yo u also ca n was h clot hes i n a la u n- dry treat me nt prod uct t hat gives fabric a n S P F level of 30 a nd lasts for up to 20 was hes. • Keep your hat on Hats are o ne of t he si mplest ways yo u ca n protect yo urself fro m s u n- b ur ns. Hats wit h a fo ur-pl us-i nch bri m red uce t he U V expos ure of t he head a nd neck by 70 perce nt. Yo u s ho uld wear a hat wit h a bri m all aro u nd to protect t he scalp, fore head, neck, ears a nd eyes. Try to avoid stra w hats t hat are n't fi nely wove n si nce t hey te nd to let so me har mf ul U V rays t hro ug h. Make s ure w hatever hat yo u wear is a good fit, so yo u will leave it o n a nd wo n't e nd up sacrifici ng s u n safety for co mfort. • S hade t hose peepers It's j ust as i mporta nt to protect yo ur eyes as a ny ot her part of yo ur body. T he eyes are n't i m m u ne to s u n da mage a nd ca n s uffer fro m oc ular ski n ca ncer, C o nti n ue d fr o m 8 S u n da ma ge Photo sub mitted Wra p ar o u n d s u n glasses will hel p re d uce s u n da ma ge t o t he eyes. See S U N D A M A G E, Pa ge 13

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