Results of a US survey suggest that as many as 27% of melanoma survivors still forego wearing sunscreen, while 2% continue to use tanning beds. Going out in the sun without protection and using indoor tanning beds are both known to increase the risk of developing melanoma, the most serious and life-threatening form of skin cancer.
“We know that sun exposure and indoor tanning increase the risk of developing melanoma, so it’s incredibly disturbing that even after getting the disease once, some survivors continue these practices which would put them at greater risk of getting it again,” said Anees Chagpar, associate professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine who analyzed responses from 171 melanoma survivors who took part in a National Health Interview Survey.
In early 2013, we told you about our new service for individuals who experience dizziness or balance disorders. The program is called Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, or VRT, and it’s headed by ear, nose and throat specialists Daniel Mongiardo, M.D. It’s an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits.
May 1-31 FREE ABI Screenings
Register to receive FREE screenings to detect peripheral vascular disease, or PAD. This non-invasive test can show blockages in legs and arms, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. By appointment only; please call 859.235.3600 to pre-register.
June 6 HMH Auxiliary Designer-Inspired Purse Sale
7:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.; HMH front lobby
June 12 HMH Blood Drive
7 a.m. – 2 p.m., HMH conference rooms
We’re inviting all Harrison County little ones to celebrate the official first day of Summer. Harrison Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the Community Health Partnership Wellness Committee, will provide outdoor activities designed to promote physical activity and healthier lifestyles for Kentucky’s children. This FREE event will be held at Flat Run Veteran’s Park in Cynthiana from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The first 150 children to participate will receive a free gift. If you’re interested in hosting a booth at the event, call 859.235.3510.
Harrison County will celebrate the annual ACS Relay for Life on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. Walk to promote awareness of cancer survival and raise money for a cure for various cancers. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday at Ingles Stadium in Cynthiana and end at 6 a.m. the following morning. Individual teams will walk in remembrance of those they’ve lost through cancer, as well as enjoy inspiration from cancer survivors. This year’s goal is to raise $56,000.