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Healthy Foods for Your Vision | How to Keep Your Eyesight Sharp

Our eyes are amazing guides in our daily lives, but we often forget how important our diet is for maintaining good vision. Our food plays a vital role in keeping our eyes healthy and preventing vision problems. By including specific nutrients in our meals, we can safeguard our eyesight and enjoy clear vision for many…

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Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is becoming more prevalent in the United States each year – by 2020, 1 in 3 Americans may have Type 2 diabetes. This prediction is alarming, especially considering the many health complications that can be caused by diabetes. This number also applies to Americans of all ages; anyone can be at risk for Type…

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Smoke Alarm Maintenance Tips

We all know that we need to check our smoke alarms to make sure they are working – but do you know how often you need to check, and do you actually test them? Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained can save your life. Follow these recommendations from the National Fire Protection Association…

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What’s Buzzing?

It’s a warm summer day and you are out by the pool. After a peaceful time in the water, you hear a humming sound and then a subsequent painful feeling shooting up your arm. You were just stung by a wasp. With 7 million Americans allergic to bee stings, it is important to know what…

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Water You Doing About Dehydration?

Summer is in full swing, which means more time is being spent out in the hot sun.  With increased time in the heat, are you consuming enough water?  The fact is, most Americans are not.  Dehydration is when your body is losing more liquids than you are taking in.  Symptoms of Dehydration include thirst, dry…

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Safety First!

Playgrounds are a great place for kids to exercise and socialize throughout the summer, but each year emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground injuries. These injuries include anything from broken bones to concussion to internal bleeding, but there is no need to keep your child away from playgrounds!…

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Tips for a Safe Holiday Weekend

It’s nearly the 4th of July, and many of us are probably planning on viewing fireworks sometime this weekend. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks display put on by professionals. State law prohibits the use of consumer and display fireworks in Pennsylvania without a permit, so leave this activity…

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Protect Yourself from Poisonous Plants

Do you know what poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac leaves look like? If you’ve never had a rash from these plants, consider yourself lucky – some people develop symptoms so severe it hinders their ability to work! Not only is it crucial to know what poisonous plants look like, it’s also important to…

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Summer Picnic Safety

Summer is picnic and barbeque season, offering plenty of opportunities to snack on summer foods such as burgers, grilled chicken, and potato salad. As we pack foods to take to these gatherings, it’s important to protect yourself and others from foodborne illnesses during warm-weather months. Foodborne bacteria can thrive and multiply rapidly as food heats up in…

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Are You Protected?

What is one thing stopping you from enjoying the summer? The sun! While the sun is a very important part of our ecosystem, it can also be dangerous. Did you know sunburn is not caused from the light you see, but from the light you cannot see? The sun emits ultraviolet rays that are undetectable…

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