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Make a Date for a Back-to-School Vision Screening

Make a Date for a Back-to-School Vision Screening

Don’t blink – but summer’s almost over and the mad dash to get our children ready for school is in full swing. While you’re filling up your shopping cart with school supplies and new clothes, be sure your back-to-school to-do list includes a vision check for your child. 

Skipping Stones: Diet, Hydration are Key to Prevention

Skipping Stones: Diet, Hydration are Key to Prevention

Summer: when some like it hot. But an abundance of hot weather and hot dogs reminds us hydration and diet play a vital role in good health and, more specifically, preventing the formation of kidney stones.

6 Grilling Tips to Lower Your Cancer Risk

6 Grilling Tips to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Juicy burgers, hot dogs with the fixings, and steaks grilled to perfection are staples backyard cookouts. But grilling at high temperatures can produce chemicals that damage DNA in our genes that may lead to cancer. These helpful tips can make your summer barbecue safer.

Run for Your Life: Make the Most of Summer Workouts

Run for Your Life: Make the Most of Summer Workouts

With summer’s warm weather, many of us are getting outside to exercise, often running. We all know this kind of activity makes you sweat and increases your heart rateall good effects. But it can also be hard on our knees, hips, ankles, heels and feet. Check out these tips for healthy, safe summer workouts.

The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

The Bugs of Summer: Ticks, Skeeters, and When to Worry

If only all insects could be butterflies and lightning bugs! Alas, on long summer days, pesky ticks and mosquitoes round out the mix. Are their bites just nuisances, bringing about rashes, maybe a relentless itch? What about notorious bug-borne illnesses, like Lyme and West Nile? Get the facts in this Q&A with one of our infectious diseases specialists.