The sun’s rays make us feel great, and they can also give us that gorgeous tan we all love. But, will our love for the sun come back to haunt us?
Oh, the joys of summer – pool parties, cookouts, lake days and vacations! As summer continues and we plan activities to enjoy the outdoors, we must keep sun safety in mind.
For some of us, nothing feels as good as basking in the warm sun. But keep this in mind:
If you bask more than just a little, you’re exposing yourself to some big health risks.
As a member of the Health & Wellness team at Shannon Medical Center, I spend a good deal of time out in our local community teaching about prevention and talking about wellness. And, it never fails— as soon as I mention preventive screenings I hear moans and groans coming from the audience. They know what is coming. They are dreading the big “C” word.
Every October, we remind women of the importance of receiving and scheduling a mammogram. We talk so much about the screenings, because they are extremely important in the detection and prevention of breast cancer.
How many of us are suffering from low back pain (LBP) for which the cause and cure are unknown? Well, from 1975 to 2010, I was one of you. You know what I’m talking about; that constant nagging ache or even worse, that shooting pain that radiates down your leg when you sneeze or move suddenly.