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Melanoma Monday

We love to enjoy our Florida sunshine, but if we're not careful we'll pay the price. You've got to wear your sunscreen. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one American dies every hour from melanoma. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Today is "Melanoma Monday." It's a great day to remind yourself and others about tips that will keep you safe in the sun:

• Just play it safe and stay indoors during midday hours.
• Cover your extremities with clothing.
• Your future is bright; wear sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.
• Use sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher and with both UVA and UVB protection.

Also, on Melanoma Monday you can get your skin checked for free at certain hospital location.

For a complete list of places where you can have a free skin cancer screening, visit our friends at ABC Action News.