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Prevent Skin Cancer this Summer

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli

Summer is around the corner, and many readers are already making plans for their upcoming beach excursions and other outdoor activities. But whether you go surfing in Southern California or hiking in Vermont, it's important to remember one thing: wear sunscreen.

Many researchers believe that the risk of skin cancer has been steadily increasing over the years, as changes in the atmosphere — including the weakening of the ozone layer — allow more ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation to pass through. UVB radiation is generally considered to be the most harmful type of UV wave, and people who receive enough exposure without proper protection may suffer severe sunburns and skin complications that could lead to cancer.sking-cancer-in-the-summer

Luckily, there are steps that people can take to limit their risk and even catch cancerous developments before it is too late. Apart from wearing sunscreen, people can wear protective hats and clothing to limit their sun exposure. They can also schedule their time outdoors so as to avoid the sunniest parts of any given day.

Employers can also help by offering free annual skin checks as a part of their workplace wellness plans. By making it easier for employees to catch potentially cancerous lesions on the skin before they develop too far, firms will not only reduce their healthcare costs, but also save lives.

If you are a company in the Greater Houston area interested in controlling your long-term employee benefit costs, consider KelseyCare. KelseyCare may be able to help save your business 15 to 20 percent while providing your workers with top-notch medical care and wellness programs. Contact us today!

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli

Christine Tricoli is manager of Business Development for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. She joined Kelsey-Seybold in 2004. She is responsible for developing new business relationships with key business leaders, plan sponsors and the brokerage community. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold, Christine was a senior sales account executive for a major health insurance company in the Houston market. She brings more than 30 years of experience in managed healthcare in Houston. Christine holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Group 1 Insurance License. She is fluent in Spanish.

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Topics: UV rays, ultraviolet radiation

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