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Nasty Poison Plants are Growing and Ready to Make You Miserable

Which nasty plants?  Poison Ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are all in their summer glory, waiting to ambush you and make you miserable!  The best defense is to be able to identify them and stay away from them.  Since they are all three-leafed plants, a good general rule is, if you see leaves of three, leave them be! 

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Health Benefits of Hiking — 5 Reasons to Hit the Trails This Summer

Put on some sunscreen and bug repellant, and enjoy these five health benefits of hiking this summer:

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Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is a Place for Cooling Off and Getting a Pick-Me-Up

If the heat wave has been wilting your good mood, you may want to try a special piece of nature to boost your spirit.  Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve isn't just another pretty place, it's full of life that can give you a pick-me-up and it can cool the blood inside you that seems to be as hot as the city pavement. 

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Too Many Vitamins are Not Good for Your Body

The news is in...taking too much of vitamins can hurt you.  If you aren't a very healthy eater, you may need vitamins, although even unhealthy foods these days are supplemented with vitamins.  However, a new risk has emerged;

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This Summer, Keep Kids Active So Their Grades Will Get Better

Do kids who play sports get better grades at school? A recent study suggests that there is just such a link.

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Protect Your Skin or Melanoma May Rear Its Ugly Head

As we head outdoors and get more sunshine, remember that those sun rays can be dangerous to our skin.  Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and every time we spend too much time in the sun, we up our risk of getting it.  Identifying melanoma can be difficult to do and a good rule of thumb to go by is

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Got Burned? 5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

The summer sun is out in full force, relentlessly attacking our skin with UV rays. Here's what to do if you get a sunburn.

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Believe It or Not, Electroshock Therapy Making a Comeback for Alzheimer’s Patients

Remember the (good?) old days when electricity was used for treating all sorts of behavioral disorders?  Eventually most of us came to think of that sort of "treatment" as cruel and barbaric, but now electricity is once again being used for treatment of Alzheimer's and similar dementias.  "Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the 'brain pacemaker.'"

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Uh-Oh — An Incurable Mosquito-Borne Virus Has Hit the U.S.

The little-known Chikungunya virus, which has no vaccine, has been confirmed in the continental United States. Here's what you should know.

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The Smell of Rotten Eggs: Will It Make You Live Longer?

No, rotten eggs won't make you live longer.  I would never recommend eating one, either.  It's just the smell of rotten eggs, the gas hydrogen sulfide, that may provide you with more years to live.  How's that?  Hydrogen sulfide may activate a gene inside your body's cells that are connected to longevity.

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