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In the Campground: Staying Safe

Two Families Enjoying Camping Holiday In Countryside

Summer is the time for families to head for the hills and forests. Planning ahead and being safety-conscious while in the wild can keep everyone safe and secure. The following are suggestions from the American Red Cross to keep in mind before your next trip: Before you go Understand your limitations. If read more

Faceoff Water vs. Sports Drinks

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When it comes to deciding which beverage is best for hydration it is important to take into account the intensity and duration of the activity. Sports drinks are intended for athletes who engage in a high- intensity activity for more than 60 minutes. Water is more appropriate for light or read more

Why Children Get Carsick—and What to Do

Boy being sick in bed

Motion sickness is common, especially in children. But what causes it is only partly understood, and why some children have it and others do not is unknown. Carsickness isn't really about the car. It's about the brain's ability to interpret a message based on what it senses. Normally, the eyes, ears, and joints read more

How to Map Out a Safe Vacation

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If you're going on vacation—whether to cruise the Greek islands or visit your grandchildren in Maine—a little planning goes a long way. Although we all enjoy a bit of excitement on vacation, most of us don't like unexpected surprises. By thinking ahead and planning for your vacation before you go, read more

Stay Awake Behind the Wheel

Tired young man sleeping inside the car

Would you ride in a car with a driver who’s been drinking alcohol? No way. How about riding with someone who just pulled an all-nighter? If you’re not sure, consider this: every year, sleepy drivers cause about 100,000 automobile accidents in the United States. According to a recent poll conducted by read more

Scoping Out Sunglasses

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You may think we wear sunglasses for comfort and fashion. But here's another important reason to wear sunglasses—to protect the health of your eyes. If you spend long hours in the sun without protection, you increase your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV is an invisible form of radiation from sunlight. read more

Help for Tension Headaches

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Almost everyone has a tension headache from time to time. These headaches do not have an underlying cause. The main symptom of a tension headache is a sense of tightness around the head. Neck and shoulder muscles often become tight and sore to the touch. This contributes to the intensity of a read more

Faceoff: White Potatoes vs Sweet Potatoes

Faceoff white potato vs sweet potato

White potatoes and sweet potatoes can both be healthy additions to a well-balanced diet. They are naturally low in fat and calories and high in fiber and potassium. Fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Foods high in read more

Pool Safety Tips

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With the summer season fast approaching, families should be aware of important pool and water safety concerns. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children between the ages of 1 and 4 in the United States. Drownings are silent and can happen in an instant. Pool safety should read more

Should You be Stretching Your Hip Flexors?

Woman doing lunges outside

One of the most common stretches people execute on the fitness floor is the “hip flexor stretch.” This is becoming an increasingly common stretch, because people read about it in fitness articles or are instructed by a trainer or physical therapist to incorporate it into routine workouts. The recommendation spans from read more