July 22, 2014
Three children were playing in a pool. Three adults were sitting with them, providing supervision. Two of the children, the girls, were holding the other child, the boy, under water, thinking they...
July 15, 2014
What is RWI? RWI stands for “Recreational Water Illness.” These are illnesses that you can get from contaminated water sources such as lakes, oceans, ponds, rivers, spas, hot tubs, water parks or...
July 08, 2014
The weather can suddenly become very hot. Nature adapts to this kind of change more skillfully than humans do.  We may not recognize that even if our daily activities do not change, our body’s need...
July 01, 2014
With the warm weather comes the tradition of barbecues, picnics, camping trips and outdoor eating.  For public health staff, this season brings increased cases of food poisoning! (Also known as...
June 24, 2014
Is indoor tanning safer than outdoor tanning? Many people think that indoor tanning is not harmful because they are not out in the actual sun. However, research has grown increasingly conclusive that...
June 17, 2014
It is very hard to convince those who seek a summer tan that they are putting themselves at risk for skin cancer. It doesn’t  just happen to other people. Furthermore, a youthful age is not a...
June 10, 2014
It is summer and many people take to the road. One of the most successful public health campaigns has been convincing people that seat belts save lives. While there are some people who still chose...
June 03, 2014
You have been told that your blood pressure is at a desirable level. That is a good thing. So you probably don’t think about it much and don’t pay too much attention to health information about high...
May 27, 2014
Uncle John always thought that if he had a stroke, it would probably kill him. “We all have to go sometime from something” was his motto. What Uncle John did not think about was that a stroke might...
May 20, 2014
It’s a quirky thing. It has been my experience that when people learn they have high cholesterol, they will usually accept the diagnosis and attempt to lower it with diet, medication, exercise or a...

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