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Summer Health

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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Bug Spray: What’s Safe? What Works?

Summer is here and with it come the bugs – mosquitoes and ticks in particular. Bites from either can cause nasty illnesses. So what’s the best way to protect yourself?

06/16/2013

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Top Five “Must Have” Foods From Farmers’ Markets

It’s easy to just buy fruits and vegetables at the grocery store during routine shopping trips, but now is the time to seek out Farmers’ Markets to buy at least a few of the most nutrient-packed foods fresh from local fields.

06/16/2013

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Protecting Your Ears From Loud Summertime Sounds

Summertime can be particularly difficult on the ears, since outdoor activities can be associated with increased exposure to loud noises.

06/16/2013

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Healthy Summertime Recipe: Marinated Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumbers are 95% water which makes eating them a great way to stay hydrated during the hot summer months when they’re in season. Here’s a healthy, easy recipe for the perfect dish for a summertime picnic.

06/16/2013

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Self-Tanning Products Are Completely Safe

In order to get a deep, rich tan these days, you no longer have to bake in the sun, which can be dangerous to your health. Now, all you have to do is lather on one of many self-tanning products. But are these gels, mists, and creams safe?

06/16/2013

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More Than Just Hot Dogs: Healthy Grilling Options

When summer hits, many of us take our cooking outside to the backyard grill. But hot dogs and hamburgers are not only boring, they aren’t very nutritious either.

06/16/2013

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VIDEO: Summer Health

Summer is the time of year people are most active. As a result, there’s an increase in the number of medical emergencies. Here’s how to prevent 5 common summer mishaps.

06/16/2013

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VIDEO: The Dangers Of Ticks

Ticks are most active in the summer months and can carry a number of risks and diseases. These steps will help keep you and your family safe.

06/16/2013

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VIDEO: Keeping Weekend Warriors Healthy

Physical activity is always beneficial, but playing sports without taking the proper precautions is risky.

06/16/2013