The long, warm days of summer mean that most of us spend far more time outdoors under the sun. But exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun (even from tanning beds) also carries the risk of skin cancer, premature aging and eye damage. During the summer, there is also a higher risk of getting dehydrated or dealing with a heat-related illness.
Block out harmful rays
Getting yearly skin checks by your doctor is a great way to stay on top of your health. Find out which skin cancer screening options are available to you by logging in to your member account at members.bcidaho.com, or by calling the Blue Cross of Idaho Customer Service Department at the number on the back of your member ID card.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Posted: June 28, 2021