CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Dick Cheney is wearing his gray Stetson cowboy hat a lot these days and says it's for health reasons.
Cheney had a heart transplant last year. The former vice president says he is taking two drugs to reduce the risk of organ rejection.
The drugs leave him susceptible to skin cancer. He says his doctors tell him to wear lots of sunblock and to put on a wide-brimmed hat whenever he goes outside.
Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney were in Cheyenne on Friday to promote his book about dealing with heart disease.
Liz Cheney is running for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming against incumbent Mike Enzi, a fellow Republican. The Cheneys didn't talk about politics.