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Tyson Health Flyer (JULY 2021)

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Play it safe

In the summertime, you should plan

your outdoor activities to avoid the sun’s

strongest rays. As a rule, seek shade and

remember that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV)

rays are the strongest between 10 a.m.

and 4 p.m. Kids can follow this rule easier

by using “the shadow rule.” Tell kids that

the sun’s UV rays are strongest when

their shadow on the ground is shorter

than they are.

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summer

in the

SOURCES: CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • American Cancer Society • FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration

sun!

Remember that certain oral and topical

medicines, including antibiotics, birth

control and benzoyl peroxide products,

can increase the sensitivity of your skin

and eyes to UV rays. Check the label

on your medicines and discuss the

risks with your doctor. Cosmetics that

contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)

also may increase sun sensitivity and

susceptibility to sunburn. Look for the

FDA’s recommended sun alert statement

on products that contain AHAs.

The American Cancer Society’s awareness campaign for skin cancer prevention

promotes the slogan “Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap.” This catchphrase reminds people

of the four key ways they can protect themselves and their children from UV radiation:

slip

on a

shirt

Tightly-woven,

light-colored,

lightweight

fabrics will

provide you

with the most

comfort and

protection.

slop

on

sunscreen

Use a broad-spectrum (protecting

from both UVA and UVB) sunscreen

with a sun protection factor (SPF) of

15 or greater to protect uncovered

skin. For best results, apply the

sunscreen 30 minutes before sun

exposure and reapply every 1-1/2

to 2 hours even on cloudy days and

after swimming or sweating. Both

selection of the sunscreen and

re-applications are important.

slap

on a

hat

For the most

protection, wear a

hat with a brim all

the way around that

shades your face,

ears, and the back

of your neck. If you

wear a baseball cap,

don’t forget to protect

your ears and the

back of your neck.

wrap

on

sunglasses

Sunglasses protect your

eyes and the sensitive

skin around them from

UV rays. Sunglasses

that block both UVA and

UVB rays offer the best

protection. Wrap-around

sunglasses work best

because they block UV

rays from sneaking in

from the side.

Meet Our Case Manager

Angela Earnest, R.N.

“I help our

members

live fearlessly

by teaching

them about

the tools and

resources that

are available

to them.”

JULY

Angela, a BlueAdvantage

Administrators of Arkansas

case manager, has 13 years

of nursing experience in

medical surgery, oncology,

skilled nursing care,

hospice and outpatient

clinics. Like all of our case

managers, Angela enjoys

telling members about the

fact case management is

available to them. Our case

managers have knowledge

and training to help you

and your family navigate

the healthcare system.

When Angela isn’t helping

members, she is the

assistant cheer coach for

the Mini Miner cheerleaders

in Bauxite. She also loves

gardening in her yard and

spending time with her

two children.

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