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Bug Off: Fight the Bite

Original source: www.hikingdude.com/hiking-bugs.php www.exploreserac.com/how-to-beat-mosquitoes-on-the-trail-with-natural-repellents/ www.montemlife.com/how-to-prevent-mosquito-bites-while-hiking/ www.bwca.cc/activities/hiking/articles/mosquitocontrol.html Summertime calls for a variety of enjoyable outdoor activities. Nonetheless, whenever you go into the wild for a camping or hiking expedition, you share your space with a variety of animals and insects. Some of these insects are parasitic with the most dangerous being the mosquito. Thus, you should […]

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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix

Original sources: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=0106b5f0-db1f-4820-8f38-54d6400fc408#.WTl6HRiZNBx When the weather turns warm, it’s great to be active outside. But when it gets really hot and humid, be careful. Exercising in the heat can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion and potentially deadly heatstroke. A few safeguards can help you avoid these problems. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) says drinking […]

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Infographic: Hydration facts

Original source: http://prowellness.vmhost.psu.edu/wp-admin/post-new.php Don’t wait to hydrate. Find out if you’re getting enough water—and how to get your share.  Did you know you can get part of your daily water needs from food? Click the interactive infographic below to find out more.

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Save the Date: Penn State Health Children’s Hospital 2018 Nursing Conference

Nurses, you might be done with the school year, but not with learning. Save the date and join Penn State Health Children’s Hospital for the 2018 Nursing Conference – Inspiring Quality and Safety. Learn about advanced practice, leadership, neonatal and pediatrics. Date: June 28-29, 2018 Location: Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA For more information about Course […]

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Can You Text ‘FOOD’ and Get Free Meals for Children?

Original source: http://www.snopes.com/can-text-food-get-free-meals-children/ In late May 2017, Facebook users began to share a message claiming that if you send a text message to a particular phone number, you would receive the address of a nearby location where school-aged children could get free meals during the summer. The message was typically worded like this: “If you have a school-aged […]

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Take Steps to Stay Safe Around Water

Original sources: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Water-Safety-And-Young-Children.aspx http://www.livestrong.com/article/238574-10-safety-rules-when-swimming/ Swimming is the most popular summer activity. The best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons. Contact the Training Support Center at 1-800-RED-CROSS or support@redcrosstraining.org. Follow these safety tips whenever you are in, on or around water.

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Use the Five S’s of Sun Safety

Original source: http://www.skcin.org/sunSafetyAndPrevention/theFiveSsOfSunSafety.htm Look after your skin – stay safe in the sun! Remember it’s not just sunbathing that puts you at risk, but being in the sun without adequate protection. If you regularly take part in outdoor hobbies or sports, or work outdoors you could be at greater risk. Make sure you use all of […]

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The Medical Minute: Water beats sports drinks for young athletes

Original source: https://infonet.pennstatehershey.net/web/news/-/the-medical-minute-water-beats-sports-drinks-for-young-athletes Many people associate playing sports with drinking sports drinks – in some cases because it’s what they see the professionals do. Problem is, most recreational athletes don’t play at an intensity or for a duration that would require their hydration to come with extra sugar and salt. “Things like Gatorade or Powerade can […]

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