May 2, 2022

Healthy Boiler workshop to focus on skin cancer awareness

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Summer months bring warmer weather and longer exposure time outside in the sun for many. A virtual “skin cancer awareness” workshop is being presented as part of the Healthy Boiler Program to help individuals be better prepared for fun in the sun. The workshop will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. May 18.

Whitney Soto, registered nurse health coach at the Center for Healthy Living on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, will present.

“The sun can positively influence our lives in many ways,” Soto says. “It helps release serotonin (our ‘feel-good hormone’), helps with the production of vitamin D and even helps improve sleep quality. However, there is some danger involved in overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month and in support of the physical health and behavioral health pillars of the Healthy Boiler Program, the workshop will also cover important factors to take into consideration to decrease skin cancer risks when spending time outdoors.”

Those interested in attending should register via the Healthy Boiler Portal by May 17. The registration link is under the “Engage” tab, “Wellness Events” on the portal’s homepage.

Healthy Boiler workshops are free to all benefits-eligible faculty, staff and dependents covered on a Purdue health plan.

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