Welcome to MACCS Health Services!

April 2015

MACCS Health is an organization that provides a variety of health focused programs to schools and community based organizations servicing children. We are the provider of choice for several Charter schools in the Philadelphia area. Services can be provided on a full or part-time basis and contracts are tailored to fit your needs and your budget. Call for an appointment today.

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” -  A. J. Reb Materi

MACCS Clients

April, 2015

MACCS is pleased to be working with some of the strongest community institutions in the area. Our growing client roster continues to give us the opportunity to learn from collaboration.

 

Month of July: Health Observance Topic

UV Safety Month

June Observance 2015

Summer is finally here!! The pool is finally open!! With all the summer fun the risk of sun burn/poisoning for most children is increased - this is why July is also known as UV Safety Month. UV or Ultraviolet Rays are the main cause of sun burn, sun poisoning and skin cancer. According to HealthFinder.gov, Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States of America. "Each year, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer - one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a life time" (skincancer.org).
According to Skincancerprevention.org, there are preventative tips or habits a parent could enforce on their child to do to avoid the risk of exposure to skin cancer:

  1. Do not intentionally tan or burn
  2. Seek shade (the sun's rays are at its strongest between 10am and 4pm)
  3. Wear protective clothing
  4. Use extra caution near water, snow and sand
  5. Get Vitamin D Safely

For more information on the UV Safety Month visit the Health Finder website  or for more tips on how to avoid the risk of exposure to skin cancer visit the Skin Cancer Prevention website.

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