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Keep Summer Healthy: Shape Up Your Eating Habits

Want to shape up your eating habits over the summer? With an abundance of fruits and vegetables, there is no time like the present. You've decided to cut back on hot dogs, peel the fatty skin off your barbecued chicken and limit mayo-laden macaroni and potato salads. Will this be enough to shape up your summertime eating habits? ...

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Learn How to Stay Safe While Exercising in the Outdoor Heat

It's time to take your winter treadmill routine outdoors to the parks. The days are long and warm. The trails radiate heat. Summer is here and you're prepared to sweat! But before you lace up your running shoes, read these eight tips to keep your cool. Safety tips Heat-related illness is serious. But that doesn't mean you're doom...

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Get to Know : Bradley

Throughout high school and my first year of college I was continuously asked what job you wanted to have in life. It was so annoying for those 2-3 years being asked so frequently and not having a definitive answer. Well I knew some of the things I didn’t want to do; I didn’t want to write papers or articles, I didn’t want to speak to large gr...

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Summer

As the summer season comes into full swing injury prevention becomes more important. Vacations, summer break and better weather result in a rapid increase in outdoor activity, exercise and participation in sports. Unfortunately as activity increases so does the likelihood of a musculoskeletal injury. Below are some principles and suggestions to hel...

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Fire It Up: 4 Rules for Safer Grilling

Stay safe and healthy when you light up the barbecue grill. Barbecues are a favorite summer activity for many of us. But warm weather and unsafe cooking techniques can lead to food-borne illnesses. These illnesses are caused by E. coli, salmonella and other bacteria that thrive in warm weather. They can be found in raw and undercooked meat...

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Sunburn: Long Term Effects

Between the beach, the pool, and the weekend cookouts, you may be having too much fun to worry about sunburn - until that telltale stinging and redness set in. Sunburn isn't just painful - it's also bad for your health. The dangers of sunburn The sun's rays contain two types of ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet A (UVA) causes tanning...

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