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Stay Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Patient First offers tips for a safe Labor Day weekend.

It’s the last hurrah of summer. School will soon be in session but Labor Day offers one last chance to enjoy a long holiday weekend before vacations become a memory.  Whether you head to the beach or enjoy a backyard cookout, remember to protect yourself from the sun.

It’s still hot outside and the sun’s rays are just as strong. That means sunburn is just as big a risk as ever. Excessive heat exposure can also lead to heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Enjoy some Labor Day fun, but do so safely.

· Always use sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy and reapply at least every 2 hours.

· Wide brimmed hats will help protect your ears and neck from the sun.

· Drink water throughout the day in order to stay hydrated.

· Wear appropriate light-weight clothing.

· Avoid strenuous outdoor activity in the heat. Take frequent breaks in a cool place.

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