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Monongalia County Offers Summer Health And Safety Tips

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Summer Health And Safety Tips

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Monongalia County Health Department reminds all Americans to protect their health while they pursue summertime fitness and fun.

"Summer is a great time to be outdoors," stated Shelley C. Martin, Public Health Educator for the Monongalia County Health Department. "We must remember that safety is the first priority and by taking simple, common-sense precautions, we can have fun and stay safe at the same time."

Sun and Heat: Studies show more than a million cases of the most common forms of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, and that even a few serious sunburns can increase your risk of getting skin cancer. You can protect yourself during the time of day when the sun's UV (ultraviolet) rays are strongest