May 2021
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know...
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States? Over 5 million cases are diagnosed each year. However, skin cancer is also the most preventable cancer.

In order to prevent skin cancer, The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you:
  • Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • Don’t get sunburned.
  • Avoid tanning, and never use UV tanning beds.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad- spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • Keep newborns out of the sun. Use sunscreen on babies over the age of six months.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  • See a dermatologist at least once a year for a professional skin exam.
Source: “Skin Cancer Prevention.” The Skin Cancer Foundation, 5 Jan. 2021, 
May is also Stroke Awareness Month!

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die.

Do you know how to spot the symptoms of a stroke?

Spoke a stroke FAST by using the acronym F.A.S.T.

Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.

Source: “Stroke Symptoms.”, 

Barrow Neurological Institute created The Barrow Emergency Stroke Treatment Unit. It is a specially equipped and staffed mobile emergency room that brings expert stroke care directly to patients, revolutionizing the way many stroke victims in Phoenix receive treatment.

Source: Mobile Stroke Unit,
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