Tag - summer safety

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Land of the Free and Home of Healthy and Happy: Tips from the IDPH for a Safe 4th of July
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Beat the Heat: Tips from the CDC
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Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards and Stay Safe on Independence Day
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Protect Your Skin All Summer Long
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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety
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How to Stay Safe This Summer: Answers to FAQs from Dr. Stephen Johnson

Land of the Free and Home of Healthy and Happy: Tips from the IDPH for a Safe 4th of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means people across the country are getting ready for big red, white and blue blowouts to celebrate our nation’s independence. The Illinois Department of Public Health has outlined four safety areas that should be monitored to avoid illness and injury. Follow these tips make the most…

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Beat the Heat: Tips from the CDC

Extreme heat events pose a serious danger to people throughout the United States. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that exposure to extreme heat can increase discomfort and fatigue, cause heat cramps, and increase emergency room visits and hospitalizations.   Everyone should take steps to protect themselves and…

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards and Stay Safe on Independence Day

Countless 4th of July celebrations this year will feature cookouts, fireworks and holiday parties with friends and family. But the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is warning that the warm weather, flammable materials and outdoor activities can also bring poisoning hazards that can ruin any festivities. “During holiday gatherings, unexpected, everyday items can lead to harmful…

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Protect Your Skin All Summer Long

Whether your summer plans involve trips to the beach, picnics, bike rides or chasing after your kids, be sure to slather on the sunscreen. One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Sun exposure is a preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Before stepping outside, apply sunscreen to all…

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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Sun Safety Tips Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV…

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How to Stay Safe This Summer: Answers to FAQs from Dr. Stephen Johnson

Summer is just around the corner—it’s almost time to put the homework away and play. With the great weather comes outside play and fun—but also a few potential common ailments and injuries. We sat down with Dr. Stephen Johnson, a Family Medicine Physician with Little Company of Mary’s Medical Group, to learn more about preventing…

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