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Reminders for a healthy summer

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/524544/2018/06/07/medical-minute-reminders-healthy-summer?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=524571_HTML&utm_content=06-07-2018-10-10&utm_campaign=hershey%2520newswire Life can be pretty good during the summer — especially for those who heed health advice about sun safety, staying hydrated and getting needed vaccinations before traveling abroad. To optimize the good times, here are few refreshers about how to stay healthy this summer. Learn more: The Medical Minute: Good sun protection comes […]

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Exercise, hot weather can be a dangerous mix

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=0106b5f0-db1f-4820-8f38-54d6400fc408#.W0Y1ZVw-dBw 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 plenty of […]

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Heat Cramps, Exhaustion, Stroke

Original source: https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-illness During extremely hot and humid weather, your body’s ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. It […]

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Hot spots: How to avoid heat illness

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b02b334f-5ba6-479d-9b5f-8a230a03a723#.W0YxoVw-dBw Heat may be natural in the summer, but it isn’t always harmless. High temperatures increase the risk of heat illness, especially for young children, older adults, and people who are overweight, ill, or working or exercising outside. You can protect yourself by taking some simple precautions, and by knowing the signs of heat […]

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Sunburn: More than just red skin

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=45a7c908-199b-4f51-abf1-9706334ebf19#.W0YdMlw-dBw Hot, red, inflamed, painful skin—yes, sunburn is as bad as it looks and feels. Sunburn is a sign that your skin has sustained serious damage. This damage increases your risk for skin cancers and leads to long-term problems such as premature wrinkling, spotting and aging of the skin. Luckily, sunburn is easily prevented.

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How the heat affects seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5e811ca4-3d3f-44c2-afeb-0f7673ae9880#.W0Ybjlw-dBw No one likes to sit and swelter in the summertime heat. But for older people, hot and humid weather can be more than just uncomfortable. It can be unhealthy—even deadly. Most people who die each year from heat-related problems are older than 50, according to the National Institute on Aging.

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Medicines can make skin sun-sensitive

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=0713f7c9-7237-49f1-b5f1-6249f1775cc1#.W0Ya3Vw-dBw Sunscreen, shade and a wide-brimmed hat; chances are you know the basics about guarding your skin on sunny days. But you may need to apply extra caution if you’re taking certain medicines—such as antibiotics, birth control medicines and pain relievers. Some types of drugs can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, according […]

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