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What You Need to Know About Enterovirus or EV-D68

You may be aware that an increasing number of children in several U.S. states have been diagnosed with Enterovirus D68.  Following are some facts and information that can help you to understand why this virus is gaining national attention and how to reduce your child’s risk of contracting it. Enteroviruses are quite common, as there […]

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Overheating: How to Stay Safe in the Pioneer Day Sun

Pioneer Day. The day that Utah decides to recreate their 4th of July celebration all over again. However, it is also a day many of us will spend most of outside in the sun, which can be dangerous. While enjoying the Pioneer Day festivities, remember that high temperatures can affect the body not only when […]

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7 Tips on Backyard Safety

Summer means time for pool parties, backyard BBQs and other outdoor activities—but have you thought about how safe your backyard is for your family to enjoy? KidsHealth has 7 easy ways you can make your backyard kid-proof for your family’s favorite summertime activities: Light the Way – Make sure any outdoor paths or stairways are […]

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July is UV Safety Month

From cook-outs to swimming pools to beach vacations, we spend a lot of July outdoors. But don’t let your fun in the sun affect your health—skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US, and the main cause is exposure to UV radiation from the sun. In honor of UV Safety Month, Healthfinder is […]

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March is Save Your Vision Month

As kids, we were all told not to sit too close to the television, eat our carrots and to not to cross our eyes because they would stick that way.  But according to Kidshealth.org, none of these tell the whole story.  Sitting close to the television or computer has shown no evidence of harming eyesight, though […]

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