Time for Your Flu Shot!

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Summit Healthcare’s primary care providers want to make sure residents of the White Mountain Community are ready for the 2018–2019 flu season. “GETTING IMMUNIZED CAN help protect you from the flu, but it does more than that,” says William Thomack, Director of Occupational Health at Summit Healthcare. “This vaccine safeguards your coworkers, family, and friends

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Which Sports Cause the Most Visits to the Emergency Room?

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Some parents are more cautious than others when it comes to healthy eating and trying new things, but that’s not us. Generally, we’re pretty much on board when it comes to letting kids try new activities, whether it’s art, music, or sports. Many children’s activities have many great benefits. Art and music encourage our kids

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5 Tips to Save Your Skin

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Spending too much time in the sun unprotected can cause your skin to age well beyond its years—and quickly. PREVENTION IS THE best way to safeguard your skin against sunburns, premature aging, and skin cancer. This summer, keep these tips in mind: 1. Apply sunscreen early and often. Your skin needs about 15 minutes to

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5 Steps to Stop SIDS

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The leading cause of death among babies 1 month to 1 year old is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death. WHILE IT IS not known exactly what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), following these steps can reduce the risk. 1. Back is best. When it comes to sleep, the safest position

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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

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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

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