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Quiz: Do You Know the ABCs of Summer Hydration?

Summer’s here and the thermostat is already ticking up over 100 degrees in much of the country. As the mercury rises, so do your chances of being overexposed to the sun and suffering from dehydration. But we know you have a Bobby Boucher (aka. The Waterboy) hiding somewhere inside that will help you stay properly …
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It’s Time to Get Physical!

It’s that time of the year again! School is winding down and the kids are looking forward to summer sports and camp. You’ve gotten everything ready for them except for that one last thing on your to-do list: getting your child their sports physical. Now is actually the perfect time to get it done because …
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West Nile Virus

West Nile Poses Higher Risk in the US Than Zika

The concern and increased media attention on Zika virus is important, however the disease is still quite rare in the U.S. compared to other mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile Virus. Cases of West Nile Virus have been reported across the country in the last several years and poses a greater risk for older adults …
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10 Ways to Burn Calories & Work Your Heart This Summer

Despite changing summer schedules and the hot summer sun, don’t let this time of year interfere with your fitness routine.  In fact, it’s the ideal time to try new sports and changing up your fitness routine.  If you’re normally a runner, try swimming this summer.   If you’re normally into soccer, try another quick paced team …
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The Heat is On: 6 Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

Six steps to better your health during summer months Summer is officially upon us, which for many of us means extra time outdoors, basking in swimming pools, enjoying hikes, and much more. However, it also means you’re more exposed to certain illnesses, allergies, and infections. Wondering how you can take advantage of the summer sunshine while …
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How to Beat a Summer Cold

Most people associate colds with the winter, but a different kind of cold can have you feeling under the weather during the summer – the dreaded summer cold. Our Chief Medical Officer Jon L. Belsher, M.D. recently offered tips to Chicago’s Arlington Cardinal about cooling down a summer cold. Here’s a quick summary of what …
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