Skin Cancer Prevention Tips From Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Sturdy Memorial Hospital LogoSkin cancer has become the most common form of cancer in the United States, as stated by the American Cancer Society (ACS). It is also the most preventable form of cancer. Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care physicians recommend practicing safe-sun habits:

  • “Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher every day to all exposed skin, even in the winter,” says Dr. OlympiaKovich, board certified dermatologist. “For prolonged outdoor activity or a day at the beach, use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.” The term “broad-spectrum” means the sunscreen 1provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply roughly every two hours and after swimming or sweating.
    • Sunscreens are available in many forms – lotions, creams, ointments, gels, sprays, and wipes, to name a few. Some cosmetics, such as moisturizers and foundations, are considered sunscreen products if they contain sunscreen. Don’t forget about your lips; sunscreen also comes in lip balm form, and some lipsticks even contain sunscreen.
  • Wear protective clothing such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Wear sunglasses that block UV rays. UV-blocking sunglasses are important for protecting the delicate skin around the eyes, as well as the eyes themselves. Research has shown that long hours in the sun without protecting your eyes increase your chances of developing certain eye diseases.
  • Seek shade when available, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest.
  • Use extra caution near water, sand, and snow, because they reflect and intensify the rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn and skin damage.
  • Avoid tanning booths and beds. Ultraviolet light from the sun and indoor tanning can cause skin cancer and wrinkling.
  • Perform regular self skin examinations. If you notice anything new, changing, growing, itching or bleeding on your skin, see a dermatologist.

For more information about skin cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, visit the Sturdy Memorial Hospital website at

Join Foxboro Recreation for Trip to a Summer’s Market

Join us for a morning full of fresh fruits and vegetables, local cheeses, seafood, meats, bread, coffee, and even some ice cream. Foxboro resident and chef Andrea Kristenson will be on hand to share some of her favorite things from this market, seasonal recipes, etc… Come with family and friends to spend a morning outdoors, meeting friends and farmers, and enjoying the abundance of RI farms.

We will be enjoying a lunch from all the food carts at the market!

The Farmers Market also coincides with an art fair called the Open Market that takes place in the southern end of the park. And the best part, transportation will be provided.

Credit Cards accepted. Bring your reusable bags. We will bring coolers to keep any meats, cheeses, etc… on ice for the ride home.

Saturday, July 19th 9:30 am – 2:00 pm or call us at 508-543-7255


Patriot PlaceFree fireworks show at Patriot Place has been canceled due to weather and to ensure safety of guests.

Patriot Place announced today it has canceled its free Fireworks Spectacular show scheduled for Thursday, July 3, due to severe weather forecasts and concerns for public safety.

“Like many other towns and venues planning fireworks shows for Thursday and Friday, we have been closely following the weather forecasts for the area over the next 48 hours,” said Patriot Place General Manager Brian Earley. “Based on a number of factors, most importantly the weather and safety of our guests, staff and public safety officials, we have decided to cancel the free Fireworks Spectacular at Patriot Place scheduled for Thursday, July 3. We do plan to reschedule the fireworks show for an alternative date in the future.”

The Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 5K and 10K road races planned at Patriot Place for Thursday, July 3, will go on as scheduled. Race management and Patriot Place officials will continue to monitor the weather closely and provide updates to Thursday’s schedule,including pre-race activities at

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