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The recent increase in recommended vitamin D intake from the Food and Nutrition Board may prompt some to seek more summer sun. But, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer say there’s no safe amount of time people can stay in the sun without increasing skin cancer risks.

People tend to think of sunshine when they think of vitamin D — and for good reason. When UV rays come in contact with the skin, it triggers the creation of vitamin D.

“Some people may absorb enough vitamin D from their routine outdoor exposure,” says Susan Y. Chon, M.D., assistant professor in MD Anderson’s Department of Dermatology. “However, the benefits of UV exposure may be limited because they can lead to increased risks of developing skin cancer.”

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Angel Medical Center announces the appointment of a third Hospitalist to its staff, Dr. Jignesh Patel. Dr. Patel comes to AMC from Sanford, N.C., where he served as a Hospitalist at In Compass Health at Central Carolina Hospital, and prior to In Compass, Dr. Patel served at Kinston Community Health Center in Washington DC.

Dr. Patel received his MD from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Martin, NA and received his board certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology- CT.

Hospitalist is one of the newest medical sub-specialties who have dedicated their training and their careers to providing team-based, patient centered care that helps achieve quality outcomes. The Hospitalist has a consistent in-hospital presence, providing availability not only to the patient, but also the patient’s family, and being available to the healthcare team who cares for the patient.

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Angel Medical Center announces the addition of Jennifer Hollifield to the management team as the Director of Volunteer Services/Employment Coordinator.

Hollifield has been an active member of the Franklin Community, living in this area for the past 20 years.

Hollifield grew up and went to school in Morganton and moved to Franklin after college.

 

 

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MedWest Health System will offer a complimentary nurse advice line, beginning June 10.

The MedWest Nurse Line, 1-855-MEDWEST (633-9378) is a call center based service that will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call center is operated by TeleHealth Solutions®.

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