August is Immunization Awareness Month

Reasons to Vaccinate

  • Not all vaccine preventable diseases have gone away
  • They will help you keep healthy
  • They are just as important to your overall health as diet and exercise are
  • When you get sick, your parents, grandparents, peers, and co-workers are at risk to
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases are expensive

Safety of Immunization

  • Some are worried they are not safe and may harm individuals.  It is also important to think about the risks of not having the vaccination.
  • Some think that the mercury (thimerosal) in multi-dose vaccines causes autism or ADHD.  Studies have not proven this to be the case.
  • It is very rare, but allergic reactions to some parts More >

UV Safety 101

Do you know why you need this protection? The answer is that while small amounts of UV are essential for the production of Vitamin D, excessive UV may result in acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eye and immune system. (WHO)

But there are other UV-related issues that you should be aware of. For example, in addition to causing cancer, cataracts, and other potentially threatening health problems, the photochemical effects of UV radiation can be “exacerbated by chemical agents including birth control pills, tetracycline, sulphathizole, cyclamates, antidepressants, coal tar distillates found in antidandruff shampoos, lime oil, and some cosmetics.” More >

July is UV Safety Month

Did you know:

Skin cancer is not only the world’s most common cancer, but its also the most preventable? In fact, 90-95% of skin cancers are preventable with proper year-round protection from UV rays. Surf this blog to find out how to protect yourself – and your loved ones – from this highly preventable form of cancer!