Staying Hydrated In The Summer Months

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FEELING TIRED OR hungry? You might simply be thirsty. Our bodies need water to maintain the right temperature, circulate blood, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. We need a lot of water each day because we’re constantly losing precious body moisture—through breathing, urination, and sweating. HYDRATION INDICATORS Staying hydrated is always important, but during hot summer months it requires more attention. …

Healthy Bones and Your Young Athlete

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GIVING CHILDREN THE space to recover after sports play goes a long way toward protecting their maturing bodies from overuse injuries. Children’s bones are still growing. That means growth plates—the areas of long bones where growth occurs—can complicate injuries that might occur playing sports that involve repetitive arm or leg use, says Jeffrey Reagan, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Arizona Mountain Orthopedics, who …

Get Serious About Off-road Safety

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AS THE WEATHER warms up, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes come out from hibernating in the garage. While this is an exciting time for many outdoor adventurers and thrill seekers, it can put a major strain on safety. Intuition might tell you that two wheels are more dangerous than four, but researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine found that crashes and …

Men, Don’t Skip Out on Checking In

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Reluctance to schedule routine checkups can prevent early intervention for a number of diseases that become more challenging to treat as they progress.   ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP with a primary care physician while you’re healthy can allow for simpler, less invasive, and more effective treatments. Many diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, can be treated much more easily if detected early. …

Moms-to-Be: Take Care of Your Skin

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As summer approaches, women who are pregnant may become especially uncomfortable, experiencing itching and heat rash. Read on to learn a few tricks to soothe your skin.   ONE OUT OF FIVE WOMEN experiences a skin change or problem during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Pregnancy during the summer months may distress your skin in two ways. Heat, sun, …

A Winter Worry Land

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WINTER HEALTH WORRIES? Summit Healthcare can help you stay safe. When you’re surrounded by electric heaters, heated blankets, and all-wheel drive vehicles, it may seem like we’ve conquered hazardous winter conditions. Not so fast. In just a span of four years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6,600 U.S. residents died from exposure to natural cold. Not …

Winter Safety: Is Your Car Ready for Anything?

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MAKE SURE YOUR car is ready to handle icy conditions. Driving in less than ideal weather can be tricky. Be sure to reduce your speed when you are behind the wheel. Think first about your safety, then consider what you’ll need if you find yourself stranded. Emergency must-haves include: If you have a problem on the road, stay with your car, …

Protecting yourself from UV rays

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a few sunburns can increase a child’s risk of skin cancer. If you’re looking to enjoy fun activities in the sun, the CDC has some safety tips to protect your children from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Stay in the shade: The sun’s UV rays are strongest during the …

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

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Healthcare professionals from around the country reinforce the importance of detecting and preventing skin cancer with awareness campaigns. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. The two common forms are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The most dangerous is melanoma. If detected early and treated the right way, skin cancer is highly curable. The …