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How to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

By Latha Shankar, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

Summer in New Mexico means spending time outside enjoying activities that make New Mexico such a wonderful place to live. In moderation, sun exposure can be beneficial by enhancing bone health, improving sleep and easing mild depression. However, even after a short period of direct exposure, the sun’s rays can become more harmful than helpful.