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Help Your Patients Stay Safe This Summer

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Beat the summer sun. Summer is here; are your patients protecting their 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 patients about screening for skin cancer. Visit our Benefits A-Z pages for coverage information on skin and other cancers.

Picnic and barbecue season. Between handling food and food sitting out in the sun, food safety can sometimes be overlooked at summer picnics and barbecues. Help your patients enjoy summer festivities and avoid foodborne illnesses by encouraging them to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) outdoor eating tips for summer. Help keep your patients and their families safe and healthy while they have fun this summer! Learn more at FDA.gov.

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