What’s the best way to treat bee stings?


Summer is here. The grass is growing. The flowers are blooming; the bees are buzzing. Alarming one of these small insects could result in a painful sting. The best way to avoid being stung is to stay away from wasp nests and beehives. But even with the best of intentions, sometimes we find ourselves in […]

We’ve got your numbers


You know your telephone number. You probably know your social security number. Some of you may know credit card or driver’s license numbers. But do you know the most important numbers of all: your blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol and BMI? Blood pressure. Your blood pressure measures how hard your heart is working. The top […]

Fire up the grill for these healthy cookout ideas


Summertime means cookout time, but just because it comes from the grill doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy! We have ideas for keeping your summer diet healthy for your heart and your waistline—all it takes is thinking a little differently about the standard grilled menu. Go fishin’ Forgo the traditional beef griller for fish! […]

23 ways to keep fireworks from blowing up your celebration


The Fourth of July in American brings the sounds of firecrackers, screamers and fireworks. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate our country’s history. It’s also a time for caution. In 2014, approximately 10,500 firework-related injuries were treated in the United States. Nearly 7,000 of those people visited emergency rooms from June 20 to July 20, […]

10 ways to prepare for tick and mosquito season


As hot summer days turn into warm summer evenings, many people enjoy sitting outside. But, it takes just a few minutes before you hear a high-pitched buzz and feel a burning itch. You’ve been found by mosquitoes. But mosquitoes are just one summertime pest. Ticks are another. Each year the risk of getting bacterial or […]

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