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Amid this summer’s heatwaves and record-breaking temperatures, it’s an important time to know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Extended exposure to sun or heat can lead to everything from dehydration and muscle cramps, to heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and even death. Learn how to identify and treat these conditions, […]

Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illness


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While it’s important to wear sunscreen all year long, the sun’s UV rays are strongest during the summer months, making it a critical time to lather up. But, choosing a sunscreen can be tricky. With varying SPFs, water- and sweat-proof claims, and different textures (sprays, creams, sticks), it can be […]

Choosing a Sunscreen



summer fire safety
Sweet summertime! Are you looking forward to lighting up the grill for some easy, delicious meals? Or, maybe you’re heading outdoors and ready for s’mores over a campfire. And 4th of July fireworks are right around the corner as well. While these seasonal pastimes sound even better after a long […]

Summer Fire Safety


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Does your arthritis seem more noticeable in the summer? Do pain, swelling and stiffness make it difficult to move? Seasonal factors such as humidity, dehydration, and changes in barometric pressure can contribute to joint pain and intensify arthritis symptoms.While there’s nothing you can do about the weather, there are steps […]

Managing Arthritis Flares


spring tree blooms, allergy triggers
As the weather warms and the days lengthen, many are eager to get outdoors and enjoy the sun and spring blooms. However, if you’re one of more than 60 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you may feel less excited. Pollen and allergy triggers are everywhere. Seasonal allergies can […]

All About Allergy Triggers



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As States ramp up their distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a return to normalcy feels within reach. But, how long will it take to achieve herd immunity in our communities? Will we still need masks and social distancing– and for how long? Below, we answer your questions surrounding life after vaccination. […]

Why We Still Need Masks


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With authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines now available in the US, we have real hope for stopping the pandemic. There are currently two FDA-authorized mRNA vaccines for COVID-19: the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine (for ages 16+) and the Moderna vaccine (for ages 18+). Below, we answer some common questions about these […]

COVID-19 Vaccines Explained


woman doing sit ups - healthy resolutions
For many of us, the new year offers a symbolic fresh start. We have the opportunity to release the bad habits and attitudes of yesteryear, and commit ourselves to better health and wellness. We might resolve to exercise more, eat less junk food, quit smoking, or read a book a […]

Healthy Resolutions