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Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses

Sun safety is always in season, and it’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. Why? Exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, skin aging (such as skin spots, wrinkles, or “leathery skin”), eye damage, and skin cancer, the most common of all cancers. And skin cancer […]

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Don’t avoid the outdoors, avoid tick bites

Penn State researchers’ study of tick-borne disease dynamics could thwart future outbreaks The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report earlier this year on the increase of tick-, flea- and mosquito-borne illnesses in the United States, but don’t panic. Kurt Vandegrift, assistant research professor of biology at Penn State, works on emerging infectious diseases, […]

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The tick threat: How to block dangerous bites

Summer is peak season for tick bites, and you’ll want to do everything possible to avoid them. That’s because ticks—tiny, eight-legged bloodsuckers—can spread more than a dozen different diseases, including serious ones. What’s more, the diseases they spread are on the rise, federal health officials report. The most common one is Lyme disease, which can […]

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Turning 18: What it Means for Your Health

Original Source: http://gottransition.org/resourceGet.cfm?id=446 Turning 18 may not make you feel any different, but legally, this means you are an adult. What does this mean? After you turn 18, your doctor talks to you, not your parents, about your health. Your health information and medical records are private (or confidential) and cannot be shared unless you give […]

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