On Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 2 pm Lake Health, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Lake County Sheriff's Department, and the Willoughby Police Department, will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to West Medical Center, 36000 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, or TriPoint Medical Center, 7590 Auburn Road, Concord Township. Needles and syringes are not accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at nearly 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners took in over two million pounds - over a thousand tons - of pills.
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers. In fact, more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States.
The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer or catch it early enough so that it can be treated effectively. Limiting your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, including UV rays from sunlight and indoor tanning beds, and examining yourself for moles can reduce your chances of developing melanoma.