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UV Safety
Awareness Month

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UV Safety
Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Awareness Month.
It’s heating up in Arizona, we’re now experiencing daily temperatures over 100 degrees. At Terros Health, we’re highlighting the importance of skin health by reminding all our patients to drink plenty of water and to avoid sun exposure for longer periods of time. During July, we’re encouraging our patients to come in for a skin exam and hydration screening. If you haven’t had a skin exam, then now is the perfect time to schedule a visit. We have immediate availability, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Did you know that our skin is our body’s largest organ?
Over exposure to UV rays from the sun or artificial sources like tanning beds can cause most skin cancers, including melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell cancers. Additionally, people who do not protect themselves during these hot summer months can go through premature aging of the skin and signs of sun damage that include leathery skin, liver spots, wrinkles, and sunburn.
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It’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s rays. If you have any medical problems after spending time in the sun, make sure you seek help from our medical providers.

Below are a few steps we can take to minimize our risk of sun exposure.

1.)  Choose the right sunscreen
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that each person wears a sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) that is at least 15 and they should cover UV-A and UV-B rays.

2.) Cover up
If you’re going to be out in the sun, you should wear proper clothing such as pants, long sleeved shirts, a hat, and sunglasses to protect you from harmful rays.

3.) Stay in the Shade
Because midday is when the sun is the most intense, try staying in a shaded area from 10am to 4pm to help protect your skin.

Stay hydrated and drink before you feel thirsty, as thirst is a sign of dehydration.

Common Symptoms of Dehydration Include:
-Dizziness-
-Headaches-
-Weak muscles-
-Dry lips, eyes, and mouth-

There are some simple ways to hydrate quickly throughout the summer. Start your day off with a glass of water and include water into every meal. Taking a water bottle with you when you’re on the go will ensure you drink throughout the day.

UV Safety Awareness Month serves as a reminder that while the summer is filled with lots of fun, we still need to protect ourselves from the sun’s radiation. Enjoying the great outdoors with a level of preparation and protection will ensure your summer is the best season of your life.

Schedule a skin exam today
with our primary care providers and learn more!

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
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Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
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McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
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Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
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Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health
and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization code 20295.

Schedule a skin exam today with our primary care providers and learn more!

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
Need driving directions?

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization
code 20295