Select Your Destination

< Feature Stories >

2019 D4 Track Championships

The Eaton Calendar - May 14

C&N Donates $150,000 to Benefit Local Education

We're dancing in the streets as we celebrate First Friday!

More than just a day event - join the initiative every day!

Wellsboro Women's Chorus To Host Concert, May 4th


Slip! Slop! Slap! Stay Sun Safe

For everyone concerned about skin cancer...


by Sara Vogt, , - June 30, 2017

The 21st-century woman has her hands full, but does she have the right tools to help her and her family live a healthier and happier life? That is the question the women creating Movin’ Together asked themselves as we maneuvered through this time in history. Of course, the dictionary meaning of the word maneuver is a movement; often one performed with difficulty. Many of us have roles that require the best of us! Hopefully, as we have encouraged ourselves with the Movin’ Together healthy tool basket, you too will be inspired to learn about the tools and use them! Sometimes too much information is overwhelming, hence the monthly reminder allows us to look at one tool at a time. The tools already in our basket this year are scheduling/tyranny of the urgent; hydration/fountain of youth; jump start your day/breakfast; time out/stress less; rail-trail adventure/ healthy snacks; and this month protecting our skin/ lotions, hats and glasses. You can find broadcasts covering all of these subjects on our Movin’ Together channel located on the left sidebar.

According to research by the American Cancer Society and others, our tools seem to be those that cancer hates. Many of us have experienced the pain of losing someone we love to cancer, so it becomes a personal quest to find solutions for wellness.

This month our tool focuses on protecting our skin while we are outdoors enjoying the sun in safety. Joining us on today’s broadcast is Dr. Emily Solow, a general surgeon with UPMC Susquehanna. Dr. Solow explained that regardless of your skin tone, everyone needs to guard against skin cancer. “Fair-skinned people tend to be more prone to skin cancer, but that doesn’t mean dark skinned people can’t get cancer, and so it is important for them to protect their skin as well,” she stated. Some of the protective ways Dr. Solow mentioned to keep us safe from the UV rays that attack our skin were to wear long sleeve shirts and hats, use sunscreen with greater than 15% SPF – preferably an SPF of 30%. Her advice on purchasing sunscreens is to check with Consumer Reports on the validity of the product. Sometimes our children fuss when we want to apply sunscreen, but Dr. Solow stated, ” It is not only the children fussing, but sometimes as an adult, as a parent, your children are running around. Do you really want to stop them after two hours, call them over, spread the suntan lotion on the three children? It is a little bit of a hassle for us too. But it is worth it; it is worth it to take the time and get your children lathered up with the sunscreen so that you could save their lives in the future.”

According to Dr. Solow, the sun’s rays are not just a summer skin care concern. She reminds us that protection from DNA damage of our skin it is an all year long approach to living and enjoying the outdoors. It does not matter if there is rain, overcast or snow, there is always the possibility of sun damage from the rays. She stressed that the damage done when we are children could catch up to us when we become adults. As an adult, if you notice any change in your skin such as different looking moles, changes in shape or color, that could be an indication of cancer. If you have any skin care concerns or you would like more information call UPMC Susquehanna’s general surgery office in Wellsboro at (570) 723-0716.

Below are many links for more information about protecting your skin from the sun’s rays. The first link has a quiz for you to take on safety in the sun.

Join us next time on Movin’ Together for Digest This! Eating in a Healthy Order.



Idea/Concept: Sara Vogt

Videography: Erin O'Shea

Video Editing: Andrew Moore

Writing: Sara Vogt, ,

Anchor: Amiee Jones

Correspondent: Sara Vogt

Photography: N/A,


Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by UPMC Susquehanna

< Current Stories >


See More Current Stories


NTL teams compete at 2019 District Championships

May 20, 2019


A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

May 18, 2019


Training Children in Spirit, Mind, and Body

May 17, 2019


Wellsboro Men's Chorus, WAHS Men's Chorus & HG Young Men's Choir

May 16, 2019


Personal Profile of a Rotary Foreign Exchange Student

May 15, 2019


Excerpts from the Eaton Calendar - Update

May 14, 2019


Fun and exciting education at the Southern Tioga School District

May 14, 2019


Motions, reports and the Community Garden

May 14, 2019


Local teams compete for Northern Tier League crowns

May 13, 2019


A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

May 11, 2019


Talking About & Treating Incontinence

May 10, 2019


Shoemaker in custody on multiple charges

May 9, 2019


Wellsboro High School launches aviation curriculum

May 9, 2019


STEAM Team joins Warren L. Miller students

May 9, 2019


Tioga County rivals compete in final league meet

May 8, 2019


Doney, Rowland throw complete games to earn wins on the mound

May 7, 2019


Education is key to a strong and prosperous community

May 2, 2019


5 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Ransomware Attack

May 6, 2019


A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

May 4, 2019


We're dancing in the streets as we celebrate First Friday!

May 3, 2019


How disaster response agencies prepare for disasters

May 3, 2019


3-run 1st inning improves Wellsboro's record to 6-4

May 2, 2019


More than just a day event - join the initiative every day!

May 1, 2019


MU graphic design students demonstrate artwork

April 30, 2019


UPMC Susquehanna + Penn College new training facilities

April 29, 2019


A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

April 27, 2019


What do you do when you feel spring won't return?

April 26, 2019


Easy-to-use resources & tools to help navigate your finances

April 25, 2019


Interview with owner, Brad Goodwin

April 24, 2019


Violinist & broadcaster shares background & tips

April 23, 2019


Load More Stories