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How Does Using Sunscreen Protect Our Skin as We Age?

Some sun can be good for you, but in order to keep your skin healthy and ultimately reduce the risk of skin cancer, it’s best to take precautions.

There are three types of skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma grow slowly and rarely spread to other parts of the body. They’re usually found on parts of the skin most often exposed to the sun such as the head, face, neck, hands and arms. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer as it can spread to other organs and be deadly.

Try to avoid being in direct sun for prolonged periods when the sun's rays are the strongest. Seek shade between the peak hours of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It’s also important to remember that you can get sunburned on a cloudy day and when you are in or around water. Being cognizant and wearing sunscreen will help protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun.

When choosing sunscreen, make sure to select a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. An SPF of 15 will block out 93% of the sun’s rays, an SPF of 50 blocks out 98%. Our lips can become sunburned, too. Choose a lip balm with SPF 30. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes prior to going outside. The extra time allows the ingredients to fully bind to your skin. Reapply sunscreen every two hours.

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Some sun can be good for you, but in order to keep your skin healthy and ultimately reduce the risk of skin cancer, it’s best to take these precautions.

Give to Lincoln Day offers a unique opportunity to make an even bigger impact in the lives of Seniors and our local community. Donations made between May 1 and 25 receive a proportional share of a $500,000 match fund. Learn more.

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Tabitha is honored to be among the top award-winners for the Lincoln’s Choice Awards: BEST Home Health Care and among the best for: Senior Care, Senior Living Community, Place to Work and Speech Therapy.

Tabitha offers a variety of grief and support groups both online and in-person. Learn more.

Has a Tabitha nurse gone above and beyond to deliver compassionate care this year? Vote for these nurses by March 26 to be honored by local Lee Enterprises newspapers during National Nurses Week.

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Tabitha welcomes Melissa Murphy as community outreach and engagement coordinator, providing resources to help meet the needs of seniors and families in Kearney and surrounding areas. Learn more.

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s longstanding Meals on Wheels program. This year, donations will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Susie Egr to Vice President, Business Development, to oversee business growth, development goals, community partnerships and market expansion opportunities for all Tabitha service lines. Learn more.

Nonprofit Tabitha has promoted Karen Cheesman, CBSW, to administrator of Tabitha Hospice. to provide oversight of all nursing and administrative staff throughout Tabitha’s 27-county service area. Learn more.

To have a good partnership with your doctor, it is important to talk about uncomfortable subjects, like recent falls, memory loss or prolonged grieving. Read more.

Tabitha made the top 5 in 7 categories for Lincoln's Choice Awards. Please vote daily through Sunday, Feb. 28 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Physical Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit, Senior Living Community and more.

Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, offers a variety of support groups. Learn more.