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Try Not to Fry
June 10, 2013
Try Not To Fry By Tina Fitzgerald BSN RN CDE Summer is VERY near and it is time to think about the sun and your skin. Most people think when someone has a tan they look and feel healthier. Not necessarily so. Excess sun exposure can cause premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers. There are a number of types of skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancer has more than 2,000,000 cases diagnosed each year. The most serious type, melanoma, has accounted for about 68,130 cases of skin cancer in 2010 according to the American Cancer Society.

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May is Bike Safety Month
May 27, 2013
BICYCLE SAFETY By Tina Fitzgerald BSN RN CDE “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” This is a quote from Mark Twain. In this day and age there have been a lot of improvements made on the bicycle that greatly improve the safety aspects of bicycle riding. However there are a number of things you can do to “improve your odds”. Bicycling is not just for kids. I just attended the 40th Anniversary of the St. Charles Bicycle Club, now known as the Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club, and adult cycling is still going strong. Bicycling is a fun way to stay fit at any age and the safety rules are the same for everyone. Here is a list of some of the most important ones:

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Diabetes Awareness Month
October 24, 2013
November is Diabetes Awareness month. Being AWARE of your diabetes risk is good but taking preventive measures is better. Let’s start with the statistics of diabetes in the United States as they were calculated in the latest study in 2011 and released by the Center for Disease Control: Diagnosed with diabetes: 25.8 million Undiagnosed diabetes: 7 million Pre-diabetes: 79 million 35% of those over 20 years of age have pre-diabetes 50% of those over 65 years of age have pre-diabetes

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