On Saturday, 8/18/18: The “Community Affairs Committee” will be having a FREE “Magic Show” beginning at 3:00 p.m. for Borough Youth at MacQueen Hall. Afterwards, a “Pizza Party” and “Ice Cream Bar” will be served. Must show proof of residence to attend!

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Treating Melanoma: How Skin Cancer Surgery Can Save Your Life

As summer approaches, doctors are reminding everyone to keep skin health top-of-mind when their bodies are being exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Exposure to UV radiation, whether from the sun or from the artificial sunlight of tanning beds, is a major risk factor for developing melanoma skin cancer. The good news is that melanoma is treatable. If you are able to get an early diagnosis, it can often be corrected with surgery alone. Here are some of the surgical procedures available to treat melanoma. Of course, you’ll want to speak directly with your doctor to find the treatment best suited for you.

How to Have a Healthier BBQ This Summer

Nothing beats the ease, flavor, and experience of cooking over a blazing hot fire. But if you’re trying to eat a healthier diet, grilling can, well, backfire. There are the fatty meats, heavy sauces, and let’s not forget the tempting sides (we’re looking at you, baked beans). However, with a few smart tweaks, your grill can become the gateway to a healthier you. Find out how. 

Understanding the Teen Brain

It doesn’t matter how smart teens are or how well they scored on the SAT or ACT. Good judgment isn’t something they can excel in, at least not yet. The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so. Here’s what you can do.

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How Much Do You Know About Melanoma?

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. While melanoma makes up only about 1 percent of all skin cancers, it can be the most deadly. Fortunately, it can be successfully treated if it is caught early. Test your knowledge of skin cancer in this quiz.


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