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Staying Hydrated in the Heat

One of the (very few) drawbacks to hot summers in New England is the increased risk of dehydration.  It’s important to be sure you remain adequately hydrated throughout the hot summer months, to avoid the potential negative impacts that improper hydration can have on the body. Our bodies respond to the heat by sweating, to prevent our body temperatures from rising to dangerous levels.
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I heart the Fourth of July… but fireworks can take fingers!!

I really enjoy the Fourth of July. I mean really, really love it. The weather is usually great, you have a long weekend away from work, and none of the pressure associated with the other big holidays as far as obligation to see every family member you have! AMAZZZZING! We are lucky enough to live at the beach so the weekend basically revolves around
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Camping Safety 101

You’re very excited — you just found out you’re going camping! Enjoying the beauty and nature of the woods is fun — if you are careful. Here are some tips from healthykids.org to keep you safe: Always be aware of your surroundings and always camp with an adult. Never go into the woods by yourself. If insects bug you, ask an adult to set
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Safe fun in the sun!

May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month! With summer quickly approaching (I know, how exciting!), I thought it might be a good idea to review some safe fun in the sun tips. From the American Academy of Dermatology (2012): Seek shade when appropriate. Remember that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow appears to be
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January is national bath safety month

Well, we’re pretty much as far from summer as we can get here in Massachusetts and unless you’ve have access to an indoor pool, chances are you aren’t swimming much. But just because you’re not swimming doesn’t mean you should forget water safety rules. An average of about 240 children under 5 years old drown in swimming pools nationwide each year. But the U.S.
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