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Celebrate Summer Safety!

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Beat the summer sun. Summer is here; are you protecting your skin? The National Cancer Institute reports skin cancer as the most common of all cancers, yet it is also one of the most curable and preventable forms of cancer. Talk with your doctor if you have any concerns or feel you need to be screened for skin cancer. Visit our Cancer Prevention page for resources on skin and other cancers.

Did you know? Between handling food and food sitting out in the sun, food safety can sometimes be overlooked at summer picnics and barbecues. Enjoy summer festivities and avoid foodborne illnesses by following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) outdoor eating tips for summer. Keep your family safe and healthy while having fun this summer! Learn more at FDA.gov.

Don’t let summer bug you! Mosquitoes and ticks are more than just an inconvenience during summer. Mosquito-borne illnesses are a significant public health concern. Keep your family bug-free outdoors and avoid illnesses like Zika Virus and West Nile Virus! Find out more about mosquito-borne illnesses at health.mil.