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The Right Way To Choose Sunscreen & The Right Way To Use It

Sep 05, 2018 by Total Access Medical

When choosing a sunscreen, what makes you buy one brand over another?

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Warning: Brain-Eating Amoeba Could Be Lurking In Your Swimming Pool

Jun 23, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

Naegleria fowleri, a single-celled organism also known as the brain-eating amoeba, dwells in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and poorly maintained swimming pools. The infection is almost universally fatal: it kills more than 97% of its victims within days. 

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The Right Way To Choose Sunscreen & The Right Way To Use It

May 31, 2017 by William Kirkpatrick

When choosing a sunscreen, what makes you buy one brand over another?

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4 Ridiculously Easy Wellness Tips for Kids

Sep 07, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Summer's fading fast, which means everyone will soon be on the go, thanks to crazy school and work schedules. Of course, one of the first things to nosedive once the stress of the season sets in is personal wellness. Don't let this happen! 

To help, here are four ridiculously easy wellness tips for kids (and two more for parents).

1. Play outside every day.

Yes, it sounds overly simple, but some of us need the friendly reminder. Researchers say that kids don't get enough outdoor playtime. According to the American Medical Association, children two and older should "participate in at least 60 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity physical activities every day that are developmentally appropriate and varied."

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Summer Health Tips: July is National Parks & Recreation Month

Jul 13, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Last month, it was all about safety. This month, it's National Parks and Recreation Month,

which means it's all about having fun! Help celebrate with these summer health tips that'll keep you moving, smiling, and laughing.

1. Embrace the obvious summer sports.

Swimming, beach volleyball, tennis, golf—all of these are great activities that get our bodies moving. The great thing is that so many of these activities don't feel like traditional exercise. They just provide lots of sweaty fun.

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