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10 Halloween Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

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Halloween trick-or-treating is an exciting time for children – and often equally as exciting for the parents, family and friends who accompany the kids. Although it’s a fun time, it can also be a dangerous time if you’re not careful. Here are 10 tips for staying safe this Halloween: Follow your town’s designated trick-or-treat times  – Generally, towns and local…

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Hunting Safety: how to prevent common accidents and injuries

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Hunting season is here. With the start of hunting season comes a lot of responsibility to be safe and avoid injuring yourself or others when you’re hunting. Safety tips can be generic and apply to all forms of hunting, but there are a few key notable tips for both deer hunting and waterfowl hunting. Hunting Safety tips for waterfowl-hunting: Always…

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How to Identify Food Allergies

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Did you know that 50 million Americans suffer from allergies? And when it comes to food allergies, 4-6 percent of children have them, as do about 4 percent of adults. Although food allergies occur most often in babies in children, they can develop at any point in your life. How do you know if you have food allergies? The most…

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What happens to donated blood?

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We’ve heard time and time again that giving blood saves lives. It’s simple, right? Giving blood is a way you can help people, and it doesn’t cost you any money, nor does it take too much of your time. But what happens to the blood after you donate it? Essentially, the process by which donated blood gets to the people…

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Bad posture and how to fix it

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Standing tall is a great way to show your confidence, but it’s an even better way to improve your posture and overall health. The effects of bad posture can be painful and long-lasting. That’s why it’s so important to understand good posture and the importance of correct alignment. What is posture? Posture is defined as the way your muscles and…

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What checkups does your child need before going back to school?

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Whether you’re the parent of a kindergartner or a senior in high school, back to school also signals that it’s time for your child to get his or her annual checkup. Back to school means your child could be exposed to more illness and common childhood ailments. An annual visit to the doctor can help protect your children. Typically, a…

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Poison Ivy and Other Plants to Avoid This Summer

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Does your skin crawl a little just hearing the words poison ivy, poison sumac, or poison oak? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. These three itchy plants are definitely the trio to avoid this summer. An estimated 40 million Americans go to the doctor every summer to be treated for brushes with one of these plants. Even if you’ve never gotten…

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All About High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is known as the silent killer, because you may have it at this very moment and never even know it. It can lead to a lengthy list of deadly diseases and illnesses if left untreated, but high blood pressure itself is pretty much a “symptomless” disease. So, just how important are those two little numbers that measure…

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The Basics of CPR

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (or CPR) is a technique that has saved countless lives. Anyone can learn it, and everyone should. You never know when someone may need help. It could be a stranger, a family member, your friend, or your child! Even if you aren’t 100% certain of your abilities, doing anything is better than nothing at all. CPR is required…

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5 Tips to prevent heat exhaustion

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It’s summertime again! For those of us in the south, that means we’re looking at really hot, really humid weather. And with as hot as it gets, we need to be really careful! Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and sunburn are all risks we take by spending time outside. Nobody wants to stay cooped up in the house all summer though….

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