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  • Stay Safe and Healthy This Summer

    The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer. Extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. Heat stress ranges from milder conditions like heat rash and heat cramps to the most common, heat exhaustion. The most serious heat-related illness is heat stroke. Your best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities, and clothing during hot weather can help you remain safe and healthy. Here are some tips to help make your summer the best and healthiest one yet.Read more

  • Keep the Bugs Away While You Play

    As the weather warms up and you plan on spending more time outdoors be sure to keep the bugs away while you play! Ticks and Mosquitoes can make you sick.  They can carry illnesses like Lyme disease, West Nile and Zika.  Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents to keep you and your family safe this summer.Read more

  • Protect the Skin That You're In

    Sunscreen is a proven way to protect yourself against sunburns and skin cancer. Use sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection. Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, and toweling off.Read more

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