| Posted On Jul 29, 2015 | By:

Protecting Yourself from Poisonous Plants

With the warmer weather comes a different set of skin health issues than we see during the cooler months. Your skin can be damaged by sunburn, assaulted by flying insects, or, if you enjoy working in the garden, hiking, or camping, your skin can come in contact with poisonous plants.

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are three commonly found plants whose oil, known as urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all), has been known to cause allergic contact dermatitis (ACD),

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| Posted On Jul 15, 2015 | By:

Dry and Secondary Drowning

Have you ever heard of secondary drowning? What about dry drowning? The terms sound made up, but they represent real – and fairly scary – phenomena. While almost unknown, they account for about 2% of total drowning cases. And as dry and secondary drowning are much more common among children, it’s important to know what to look for during visits to the beach or pool this summer.

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| Posted On Jul 06, 2015 | By:

The Bittersweet Story of Sugar

There are a lot of sugar-containing foods in this world, and chances are you enjoy eating at least one of them. Candy, soda, and fruit are just a few examples of foods that contain sugar. When we eat sugar, it lights up our brains and makes us feel happy. But having too much sugar in our diets can make our bodies unhappy. The other big question to answer is whether the sugar in the foods we eat is naturally occurring or added to the food.

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