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June 4, 2024/Primary Care

Summer Sniffles: Winter Isn’t the Only Time You Can Catch a Cold

Enteroviruses are often to blame for summer colds, leading to a runny nose, sore throat and digestive symptoms

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May 30, 2024/Primary Care

Why Are People Ticklish?

The tickling response may be more about protection than enjoyment

Person blowing nose, surrounded by medicines and home remedies
May 30, 2024/Primary Care

Why Do I Keep Getting Sick?

Stress and unhealthy habits can lead to more colds, but taking some precautions may help you stay well

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May 24, 2024/Primary Care

The Difference Between Mineral and Chemical Sunscreens

Mineral sunscreens have a heavier texture to create a physical barrier, while chemical sunscreens are lighter and use a chemical reaction to prevent UV damage

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May 23, 2024/Primary Care

12 Summer Health Risks To Watch Out For

From bug bites and blisters to sunstroke and swimming safety, here’s how to stay well this season

Jellyfish sting on wrist and thigh
May 20, 2024/Primary Care

Should You Pee on a Jellyfish Sting?

This persistent myth isn’t true and can actually cause more pain than relief

Tweezers, tick, plastic bag
April 26, 2024/Children's Health

Grab Your Tweezers: Here’s How to Safely Remove a Tick

Using blunt-tipped tweezers, pull the critter up gently to remove it from your kid’s skin and then bag it to take to a healthcare provider for identification

Split screen: poisonous plant/venomous insect
April 24, 2024/Primary Care

What It Means To Be Poisonous vs. Venomous

Poisons are inhaled, ingested or absorbed by your skin, while venoms are delivered by bites and stings

Male holding pill and glass of water, with assorted alcohol behind him crossed out
April 22, 2024/Primary Care

Why You Should Avoid Alcohol on Antibiotics

Even a little alcohol can slow your recovery, so it’s best to wait until after you finish your antibiotics before imbibing

Man sitting down at beach workout area with head in hand, eye closed
April 8, 2024/Primary Care

Why Does the Sun Make You Tired? Here Are 7 Reasons

Your body works overtime to keep you cool on hot summer days, bringing on sun fatigue

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