July is UV Safety Awareness Month! Every year, Americans lose more than $100 million in productivity related to skin cancer. As an employer, you can help spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone's skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.

So Many Sunscreens, So Little Information

Researchers found that two-thirds of sunscreen products still offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients, like oxybenzone.
With Skin Cancer on the Rise, FDA Re-examines Active Ingredients and More

Melanoma rates in the United States doubled from 1982 to 2011 and have continued to increase.
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A Prescription Worth Filling
The idea of prescribing parks is “probably more common sense than rocket science,” but it is also based in the expanding scientific literature that shows that spending time outdoors is good for physical and mental health.
10 Ways to Lower the Cancer Risk of Grilling

If you grill often, here are some small ways to make a big difference in lowering your exposure to compounds tied to cancer.
In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids
Travis Rieder, author of In Pain, says none of the doctors who prescribed opioids for his waves of "fiery" or "electrical" pain taught him how to safely taper his use of the drugs when he wanted to quit.
Summer Recess is a perfect time to model heart-healthy behaviors to your kids and lower your blood pressure at the same time (e.g., b e active outside and follow summer safety tips, cook heart-healthy recipes together, see what's in season at your local farmer's market, etc.)
NEBGH Member in the News!
Congratulations to Consolata Mogeni, MPH ( Health and Wellness Programs Coordinator at NYC Administration for Children's Services) - winner of the 2019 ACS Distinguished Service Award for pioneering the Health and Wellness Initiative!
NEBGH's CEO Candice sits down with Dr. Mark to discuss UV Safety and what employers can do to help - read it below!