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Eye and Sunglasses Quiz

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=a2e925c6-669c-4a8a-b38a-5ec224216f3b#.W19L21w-dBw Does fashion or function lead the way when you’re shopping for sunglasses? Next time you’re searching for shades, look for a pair that protects your eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Click the quiz below to learn what to keep an eye out for.

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Selecting sunglasses: 5 tips for eye health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=49b36d85-ed0d-49ea-9e4c-ca0d6d9d3458#.W19LPFw-dBw Squinting in the sun and shopping for shades? Then don’t lose sight of this: Sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. They can protect your eyes from some serious harm. That’s because the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are not merely bad for your skin—they’re also bad for your eyes. Too much exposure to […]

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Moms who nurse longer show more ‘maternal sensitivity’

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=3d7bf00d-0ef7-4eb1-8202-993a0145c9fb#.W19Ju1w-dBw Could breastfeeding make you a more nurturing mother? A new study suggests it might. Researchers studied 1,272 couples with a child born in 1991. It found that women who nursed their babies longer were more sensitive mothers. That was true even when their kids were 11 years old. On average, the moms nursed […]

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Infographic: Vaccines for infants through age 6

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=069abe40-62fc-45c0-8991-0fe4fc9c4127#.W19Iu1w-dBw Getting young kids their shots at the recommended time can help keep them healthy. Click the interactive infographic below to find out if your child is up-to date on vaccines. 

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Do kids get too many shots?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=10b9ac48-77c4-487d-ae92-119b56cf7a6a#.W19H7Vw-dBw Kiddos need a lot of routine shots before their second birthday. The current schedule helps protect them (and others too) from more than a dozen diseases. But some parents worry all those vaccines might actually make their children more prone to later infection. The theory goes that exposure to multiple vaccine substances […]

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Newborns should get hepatitis B shot within hours of birth

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=232a3c5b-6a7b-4841-80f9-4fde9efde796#.W19IK1w-dBw There’s been a change in the recommendation for when a baby should get that first shot, the hepatitis B vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now says infants should get the first dose of this vaccine within 24 hours of birth. Before this, parents and doctors had the option to wait until a baby’s […]

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Taking medicines at school

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5573fce7-3187-472c-926c-7f9e4e30b4e2#.W183NFw-dBw Sending a child to school requires planning on the part of mom and dad. There are lunches to pack, clothes to buy and homework to oversee. In some cases, there are medical needs to plan for as well. Often, kids who need medical care at school have a chronic condition, such as asthma […]

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Letting go of your college-bound child

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=59f77dcf-e435-44c9-93d7-73d91b0bc611#.W19FCVw-dBw Intellectually, you know this moment is coming—the final hug before your son or daughter, a brand-new college freshman, walks away from you and disappears into a stream of fellow students. Even so, you may not be truly prepared for the intensity of your feelings when it’s finally time to let go of the […]

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5 container gardening tips for small spaces

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=98de6922-6642-46ae-b107-5c683a1eb0ce#.W18zWFw-dBw You don’t need a big backyard to grow a garden—in fact, you don’t need any yard at all. A trend called container gardening makes raising your own fruits and vegetables possible even if you live in an apartment with no accessible gardening plot. The concept is simple: Your plants grow in containers rather […]

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The Medical Minute: Staying safe while camping and hiking

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/528701/2018/07/18/campus-life/medical-minute-staying-safe-while-camping-and-hiking?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=528724_HTML&utm_content=07-19-2018-07-19&utm_campaign=hershey%20newswire When the weather heats up, many nature lovers head to a national park or forest for a summertime hiking or camping trip. A little preparation and an understanding of safety can go a long way to avoid potential pitfalls that come with enjoying Mother Nature. Appropriate packing and clothing, along with knowledge of […]

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