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A Lake Elementary School student’s “bright idea,” earned her top honors in the

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Lake Elementary third-grader Ally Goetz created
a colorful poster urging the use of sunscreen, a hat
and sunglasses, along with advice to seek shade and
cover up. Her entry was one of five chosen in the K-3
category of the SunWise with SHADE poster contest.

“SunWise with SHADE” national sun safety poster contest.

Third-grader Ally Goetz’s poster was among five chosen in the K-third grade category in the contest, a collaboration between the SHADE Foundation of America and the EPA SunWise program. The contest, held in conjunction with Melanoma Awareness Month, invited students to create catchy messages to educate the public about sun safety.

Her colorful poster urged the use of sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, along with advice to seek shade and cover up.

The SHADE Foundation’s mission is dedicated to the eradication of melanoma through the education of children and the community in the prevention and detection of skin cancer and the promotion of sun safety.

Striking more than one million Americans every year, skin cancer affects more Americans than breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancers combined.

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Do you know if you’re at risk of having a stroke?

If you don’t, you could be in a crowd you don’t want to join.

Only 31 percent of blacks (compared to 40 percent of whites) know the warning signs of stroke – despite being almost twice as likely to suffer one, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2009.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association hopes to combat stroke’s staggering toll on U.S. blacks – more than 100,000 suffer a stroke each year – with its Power to End Stroke campaign that includes various initiatives to educate and empower African Americans to reduce their risks and improve their health.

“We have to make sure that people know the signs and symptoms of stroke because a person must get to the hospital as soon as possible to have a much higher chance of survival and avoiding potential disabilities,” said Jing Fang, M.D., the study’s lead author and an epidemiologist in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the CDC in Atlanta, Ga.

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Does it seem that print is getting smaller as you get older?

Are your arms long enough to read the newspaper if you aren’t wearing your glasses? When was the last time you got your eyes checked?

As we age, many of us experience changes in eyesight and eye health. You can make sure your eyes remain healthy for as long as possible by eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking and wearing sunglasses.

The best way to prevent vision loss is through early detection and regular, comprehensive eye exams. According to the American Optometric Association, people age 60 and older should have a yearly eye exam and should seek immediate eye care if there are noticeable changes in their vision. However, lack of awareness of the value of preventive eye care, the cost of eye examinations and a lack of insurance keep many people from getting the treatment they need to prevent eye disease, according to Prevent Blindness Ohio.

Nearly 150,000 Ohioans currently suffer from visual impairment, and more than 43,000 are blind. Half of all blindness is preventable, yet as the population ages, the incidence of visual impairment and blindness continues to grow in Ohio. In fact, the number of Ohioans with visual impairment is expected to double by 2030. Many thousands more face the quality of life and economic issues associated with specific aging eye diseases.

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