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Take the Sun Safety Quiz It's easy to make mistakes when using sunscreen—mistakes that can leave you and your children unprotected from harmful UV radiation. Take our quick quiz and be sure that you know all the ways to protect your skin, all year round.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Kids  A mix of methods—such as finding shade, wearing hats, sunglasses, and clothing—are needed to shield your skin from the sun. Sunscreen alone is usually not enough protection.

Skin Cancer Facts Learn about early signs and symptoms of skin cancer, factors that increase the chances of developing the disease, and survival rates for those with the various types of skin cancers.

June is National Safety Month Obtain valuable information on ways to keep you and your family safe by reviewing the 2007 Safety Tips offered on a number of topics such as emergency preparedness in the workplace and at home, poisoning prevention, fire prevention and many more.

Healthy 'Briefcase Breakfasts A healthy breakfast that you eat on the go isn't impossible. We've got great ideas for healthy breakfasts that fit in your briefcase.

Sunlight and Ultraviolet Exposure Sunshine feels good, but also soaks unprotected skin in ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Over time, this invisible carcinogen causes premature aging, eye damage, a greater risk of skin cancer, and more.

Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection With careful inspection of the skin, most skin cancer can be found early and treated successfully. Here’s what to look for, how to find it, and some pointers on prevention

Under Attack: Hidden Allergy Triggers Mold, mites, and pet dander lurk where you’d never suspect. Sneezing and wheezing can hit at the most unlikely times. You know you’ve got an allergy, but sudden attacks can be very mysterious. Follow the attached link to reveal a few clues.

The World’s Healthiest Foods 130 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating. Links to the articles about these foods can be found at the following link.

Ten Tips for Greening Your Home Follow this link for great ideas on how to make your home green.

What Does It Mean to Be Green? It seems like you can’t turn around these days without seeing a billboard or hearing a commercial touting some big corporation’s latest green initiative. Is corporate America truly discovering the joys of environmentalist and social responsibility or it this just green washing? Follow the link and find out more.

The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) has designated September as Prostate Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  We provide the links below so that you will have cancer avoiding tips and educational materials at your fingertips.  For information and education on Prostate Cancer, please follow the links below:

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Cancer Prostate Topics 

For information and education on Ovarian Cancer please explore the following links:

 Mayo Clinic Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

National League of Cities View a short video instructing citizens on hurricane preparedness and survival.  This video is produced by the National Hurricane Center with support from FEMA, the National Emergency Management Association and the Salvation Army.

Minute Clinic Recently there has been substantial growth in the number of MinuteClinic sites now available through Florida, most notably Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.  Cigna members can access Minute Clinic at select CVS pharmacies for a variety of common ailments that may need urgent treatment.  In addition to having weekend and late hours, members are charged their primary care physician co-payments rather than an urgent care or emergency room co-payment.  For ease of access, attached is information for each site in Florida which includes the addresses, clinic hour availability, a map and driving directions, sorted by five regions in the State: Jacksonville, Orlando, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.

Minute Clinic As part of their Workplace Partners for Wellness & Good Health program, CIGNA HealthCare produces a monthly newsletter for their customers featuring information on relevant health topics. The attached issue of Your Health & Well Being focuses on Children's Health.

Palm Beach  Broward  Miami Dade  Jacksonville  Orlando

The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) has designated October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We provide links below to help you raise your awareness of this disease:

Susan G. Komen Foundation is the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Visit the link below for more information on this organization and ways in which they can help.

http://cms.komen.org/komen/index.htm

Breast Cancer.Org is your lifeline to the best medical information about breast cancer. Visit the link below for further information: http://www.breastcancer.org/

The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. has a step-by-step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer. Visit the link below for details: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org

Sure, you can lose weight quickly. There are plenty of fad diets that work to shed pounds rapidly -- while leaving you feeling hungry and deprived. But what good is losing weight only to regain it? To keep pounds off permanently, it's best to lose weight slowly. And many experts say you can do that without going on a "diet." Instead, the key is making simple tweaks to your lifestyle. Check out the attached link for details.
http://www.webmdhealth.com

You have diabetes and you're ready to lose weight. First up: Be prepared to monitor your blood sugar carefully. That's because changes in your eating pattern - and weight loss itself -- affect your blood sugar level, so you'll probably need changes in your diabetes medicines.  http://www.webmdhealth.com

Recently there has been substantial growth in the number of MinuteClinic sites now available through Florida, most notably Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Cigna members can access MinuteClinic at select CVS pharmacies for a variety of common ailments that may need urgent treatment. In addition to having weekend and late hours, members are charged their primary care physician copayments rather than an urgent care or emergency room co-payment. For ease of access, attached is information for each site in Florida which includes the addresses, clinic hour availability, a map and driving directions, sorted by five regions in the State: Jacksonville, Orlando, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County. For locations outside of Florida, members can access the same information through their website http://www.minuteclinic.com/en/USA.

As part of their Workplace Partners for Wellness & Good Health program, CIGNA HealthCare produces a monthly newsletter for their customers featuring information on relevant health topics. The attached issue of Your Health & Well Being focuses on Women’s Health. October 2007  October 2007 - in Spanish

Food for Life Network is the only non-profit organization in Metro Dade County dedicated to feeding Men, Women and Children living with HIV/AIDS. Since 1987, Food for Life Network volunteers and staff have provided millions of meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS at no cost to our clients but through the generous support of our funders.
For more information go to:
http://www.careresource.org/ffln/

December 1st is World AIDS Day. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day serves to focus global attention on the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Observance of this day provides an opportunity for governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations and individuals to demonstrate the importance of the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Check out this link to learn more:
http://www.hhs.gov/aidsawarenessdays/days/world/index.html

The mission of American Foundation for Children with AIDS is to improve the lives of children and youth struggling with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They provide cost-effective relief, services, medical and social support, education and advocacy to help these victims achieve their full life potential.
Follow this link for more information:

http://www.helpchildrenwithaids.org/?gclid=CJCXqMv3uY8CFQxhgQodREa8rg

January is the National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. If you are considering donating blood, but have unanswered questions the following link might be of assistance:


http://www.aabb.org/Content/Donate_Blood/Blood_Donation_FAQs/
Jealfonso@miamigov.com.

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