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July 5: Midday Fix - Teb's Troops March on Melanoma

Fourth Annual Teb's Troops' March on Melanoma Chicago 5K
Sunday, July 25
9:00 a.m.
Montrose Harbor Free skin screens by a dermatologist on a first come, first served basis

Tips on melanoma detection and prevention:

Limit or avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wear sun-protective clothing, including a hat that shades the face, neck, and ears. Clothes made of fabric labeled with UPF (UV protection factor) may provide better protection. UV-protective sunglasses are also recommended; look for ones labeled as blocking 100% UVA and UVB light.

Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher throughout the year and reapplying it every two hours, especially after heavy perspiration or being in the water. Sunscreen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, so that the sunscreen has time to absorb (chemically bond) into the skin.

Avoid tanning beds. That golden glow isn't a sign of health ? it is the opposite!

Examine skin monthly for new moles or other changes and a yearly skin screen exam by a dermatologist.

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