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When “Feeling the Burn” is NOT a Good Thing

Sunburns may seem like a given after a day at the beach, but you should really consider them potentially harmful wounds. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in this country, and UV light exposure is its most preventable risk factor. So why, in 2014, did one-third of surveyed adults report suffering a sunburn? According…

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Health Officials Dealing with Worst Flu Outbreak in 10 Years

With tens of thousands of patients flocking to hospitals and at least 37 children dead, this year’s flu season is shaping up to be the worst in nearly a decade—and it’s not over yet. It appears that children returning to school after the winter holidays are sharing more than just their new toys. They’re driving…

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Don’t Forget Toy Safety When Christmas Shopping

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month! As an adult, you might not often think about the possible pain a toy can cause…well, unless you’ve ever stepped on a Lego in the middle of the night! For the 10 and under group, toys are a hugely important part of their lives—they play with them at…

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Know Your Options If Your Child is Injured at School

When the school nurse or coach calls, know your options when it comes to fast, knowledgeable care. Our children spend nearly eight hours a day, five days of the week, roaming the halls of their elementary, middle, or high school. With so much time spent in schools, odds are, accidents will happen. Some involve minor…

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Bad Sunburn? Your Medication Might be to Blame

Few people are aware that many common medications can intensify the effects of sunlight, greatly raising the risk of burning, rashes, and other skin problems, even after only a short time in the sun. Most of us know very well that too much time in the sun puts our skin at risk. But did you…

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Practice Safety in the Sun: Prevent Avoidable Injuries this Summer

They know it’s coming. They can see the finish line. They need only wait a few more days for it. Who is “they?” Your kids…and they know that in a couple of weeks the pure bliss of summer will arrive. The next three months will be free of early-morning wakeup calls, homework, band practice, and…

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