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Enjoy the Summer – But Avoid the Sunburn and Bug Bites

By Frances Chamberlain It has been a long, hard winter and most of us are relishing these sunny summer days. It’s easy to forget, however, what some of the risks are that come along with summer fun. Not too many years ago children romped in the river or pool until their shoulders and faces were blistered by the sun – 

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Safe Fun in the Sun

Everyone loves summer, and there is nothing more fun than being out in the sun on a hot summer day. However, the sun can also be dangerous. Prolonged exposure to the sun is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Sun exposure can also cause retina damage, cataracts, and even immune suppression. The main hazard of sunlight comes from 

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CONCUSSIONS – A "Head's Up"

Young athletes who play high impact sports are prone to sports-related head injuries. Most head injuries are not serious and result in cuts, bumps and bruises. However, head injuries can involve more serious internal complications such as concussions. Concussions are brain injuries that cannot be seen on a CT scan, and don’t always cause immediate symptoms, but can still result 

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Facts about Fever in Children

published in Citizen News January 26, 2011 Some Guidelines for Parents A child with a fever causes worry for most parents. Please allow me to provide some advice to ease your mind when a young person in your household has a fever. First, remember that almost all fevers are caused by infections. If you have a fever, it means your 

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Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion: What Are the Differences?

In the summertime, the weather isn’t always so fine—sometimes, specific health concerns might just keep you from enjoying all the fun in the sun. Two conditions to look out for  Read More

What Are Summer Cold Symptoms?

Colds are commonly profiled as wintertime illnesses that strike during freezing, miserable temperatures. For instance, a parent or grandparent may have once told you to put on a ja  Read More

How Can I Tell if I Have a Sinus Infection or Allergies?

Are you experiencing a runny nose, congestion, a headache, and sinus pressure? Before you can start treating your condition, you’ll need to determine exactly what’s causing you  Read More

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