SUMMER IS HERE!
And Back To School will be here
before you know it.
Don't wait until the last weeks of August to schedule your child's physical.
Call today for your appointment to get ready for Back To School, 757.259.3258
Recently our Executive Director had the pleasure of touring the James City County Law Enforcement Center, under the leadership of Chief Eric Peterson the first African American to hold the title & position of James City County Chief of Police.
Ironically, at the end of the tour, they ran into the Honorable Brian Smalls, who made history as the first full-time African American judge in Williamsburg-James City County.
We are proud of them being Leaders in our community Making A Difference and Making History!
Ready for some fun in the sun?!
We are back with our Summer Safety Tips and Tip #4: Sun Safety.
Most skin cancers are caused by overexposure to the sun so it's important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of AT LEAST 15. There are also 30, 45 and 50 available. Sunscreen is not recommended for babies under 6 months of age.
>If you must be outside, try to avoid the hours of 9am-4pm when the sun is at its strongest.
>Wear light, long-sleeved clothing, a hat and sunglasses for sun protection if you work outside.
>Stay in the shade or under an umbrella whenever possible.
>Remember, the sun is always "on" even on cloudy days, so protect yourself then as well.
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety.htm
Have a great summer!
SUMMER SAFETY TIP #3:
If the beach calls to you, be safe while in the water. The water is a formidable force. Follow these guidelines to have a safe and fun day at the beach.
Swim only in areas with a lifeguard. Never swim alone or at night.
Seek water skills competency for ALL members of your family.
Make sure you pay attention to signal flags for wind and water conditions such as Rip Tides.
If caught in a rip tide, swim parallel to the shore until you are safely out of the current.
Pack a first aid kit in your beach bag for cuts scrapes and jellyfish stings.
For more information on water safety visit www.redcross.org
SUMMER SAFETY TIP #2:
Tick and Insect Bites
Summer is prime time for insects, ticks, bees and spiders. Protect yourself with sprays where appropriate, long sleeves and pants when you can.
Insects like lush areas that are dark and damp like woods and shrubbery or sweet and flowery like blooming plants.
Cut back shrubs, dump standing water, wear shoes in the grass and check for ticks in warm places of the body like armpits, backs of knees, etc.
Try not to scratch a bite to irritate the area or open the skin for infection. Use topical medicines if necessary and if you suspect ANY allergic reaction or infection, seek medical help immediately.
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/tick-borne/default.html
SUMMER SAFETY TIP NUMBER #1: POOL SAFELY
Make sure kids are supervised. Never drop off a child where there is a pool and no adult supervision. Be sure there is a fence around the pool area and that gates are locked. Check that someone supervising the area knows CPR. Purchase a floatation device such as a vest for little ones.
POOL SAFELY with downloadable information here to help keep kids safe in and around a pool this summer