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Rethink Summer From a Skin Health Perspective

Rethink Summer From a Skin Health Perspective

Help Kids Understand That Fun in the Shade is Cooler

School’s out; sun’s out; summer’s here.  But the tradition of summer fun in the sun all day is losing ground, as awareness of skin cancer (the most common form of cancer in the U.S.) rises, and more of us make smarter decisions about sun protection.

Still, parents face the challenge of what to do to keep easily bored children and teenagers engaged out of the house and also out of the sun during the peak summer hours of sun damage risk (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

In keeping with its In Pursuit of Health mission, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida offers these suggestions to help parents help kids understand the risk factors for skin cancer and make healthier choices about outdoor summer activities.

Learn About the Skin You’re In

Rethink Summer From a Skin Health Perspective

Rethink Summer From a Skin Health Perspective

Help Kids Understand That Fun in the Shade is Cooler

School’s out; sun’s out; summer’s here.  But the tradition of summer fun in the sun all day is losing ground, as awareness of skin cancer (the most common form of cancer in the U.S.) rises, and more of us make smarter decisions about sun protection.

Still, parents face the challenge of what to do to keep easily bored children and teenagers engaged out of the house and also out of the sun during the peak summer hours of sun damage risk (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

In keeping with its In Pursuit of Health mission, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida offers these suggestions to help parents help kids understand the risk factors for skin cancer and make healthier choices about outdoor summer activities.

Learn About the Skin You’re In

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back-to-School Sales Show Up Extra Early at Some Retailers

Back to school already?

Some anxious retailers are jumping the gun to get shoppers' attention extra early. With good reason: Last year consumers spent more than $55 billion on back-to-school shopping, the National Retail Federation says. Many retailers are still nervous about consumer spending in a topsy-turvy economy.

That's one reason why Toys R Us' "Pack to School" sale on backpacks and lunchboxes started as early as July 1 in some parts of the country.

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New Daily Deal Web Site Coming to the First Coast

First Coast News is launching a brand new daily deal Web site called DealChicken

Here’s how DealChicken works: Consumers sign up to receive future daily deals by visiting www.dealchicken.com. The deals are sent to consumers’ e-mail addresses.

Once the site launches, you’ll get one amazing deal delivered to your inbox per day. These will range from excellent deals on food at some of your favorite restaurants, to massive discounts on a round of golf, tanning, etc.

Good Old Fashioned Family 4th of July Event in Green Cove Springs

The 2nd Annual "4th of July in the Park"
Spring Park in Historic Green Cove Springs

Sat. July 2  10am - 9pm     Sun. July 3  11am - 9pm   (Opening Ceremony - Noon Sat.)

Wildfire Danger: How Can Parents Help Calm Their Children?

Wildfire Danger: How Can Parents Help Calm Their Children?

Massive wildfires continue to rage throughout Northeast Florida.  The chance of potential evacuations remains high.  Many children are seeing television or newspaper reports about the risk of wildfires. Because of these factors, the Florida Department of Children and Families is issuing expert tips from Child Guidance Center to help parents address their children’s concerns.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Break Ground on New Clay County Facility

St. Vincent’s HealthCare to Break Ground on New Clay County Facility

St. Vincent’s HealthCare is growing its ministry and expanding into Clay County. The public is invited to attend the official ground breaking of our new Ambulatory Pavilion and Hospital at the corner of Blanding Boulevard and Branan Field Road in Orange Park on June 23 at 10 a.m.

“St. Vincent’s is thrilled to be expanding into Clay County. The community has welcomed us with open arms, sharing their excitement about the construction of our new campus,” said Moody Chisholm, CEO of St. Vincent’s HealthCare. “The need for increased access to healthcare has grown substantially in Clay County. This facility will expand the options available and enhance access to the quality care the citizens there want and deserve.”