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Take picnicking precautions

 

child swimmerIt’s lunchtime on a hot summer day and your family is ready to dig in. But should you be worried about food poisoning? How long has that potluck potato salad been sitting out? Is it a problem if your chicken sandwich was sunbathing beside you at the beach? Follow these simple guidelines to ensure food safety so you don’t spoil your summer with food poisoning.

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Tips for stopping swimmer’s ear

Splashing around on a hot day is all fun and games until someone gets swimmer’s ear. Swimmer’s ear is an inflammation or infection of the ear canal, the passage that leads from the outer ear to the eardrum. Swimmer’s ear can be very painful, and it commonly occurs in—you guessed it—people who have been swimming. Find out what to do if swimmer’s ear strikes and learn how to prevent it from taking hold.

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Too much fun in the sun?

Sometimes kids have so much fun that they don’t know when to stop. Too much fun in the sun can lead to heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion can be serious, and you may need to call your doctor. Watch this short video to learn tips for avoiding heat exhaustion, when you can take care of your child at home and how, and when to get help.

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Take the sting out of insect stings

Insect stings usually cause minor discomfort, and most will heal on their own without a visit to the doctor. But there are a few things you can do to take the sting out of insect stings. One is removing the stinger quickly to minimize the amount of venom you receive. Learn what else to do—and what not to do—after an insect sting.

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Social Media Teasers

  • Don’t spoil your summer with food poisoning! Follow these simple guidelines to ensure food safety in summer’s heat.
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  • Swimmer’s ear can be caused by—you guessed it—swimming. Learn more about this often-painful condition and how to prevent it.
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  • Too much fun in the sun can lead to heat exhaustion. Watch this video for tips on avoiding heat exhaustion and when to call your doctor.
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  • To help take the sting out of insect stings, remove the stinger right away. Learn more about what to do—and what not to do—after a sting.
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