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  • Verb, It’s What You Do

    Verb, It’s What You Do

    I’m excited about Verb, a new advertising campaign commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ads are designed to get children up and moving, having active fun. This is an important message, and they’ve chosen a great way to get the word out – using DC Comics, Disney, AOL Time Warner, […]

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  • Physical Activity Guidelines for Babies through Teens

    Physical Activity Guidelines for Babies through Teens

    As parents, it’s our job to teach our kids about the wonders of the great outdoors. It’s also important to keep them healthy and safe so they can get the most out of their outdoor experiences. Dr. Greene’s Great Outdoors Topic Center is filled with information about what you might want to bring on your […]

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  • Roller Coasters, Amusement Parks, Injuries, and Neurologic Damage

    Roller Coasters, Amusement Parks, Injuries, and Neurologic Damage

    Roller coasters are fun! Nevertheless, a study in the January 2002 issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine reported a disturbing trend in the rate of thrill ride injuries.

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  • Exercise Guidelines Out of Touch?

    Exercise Guidelines Out of Touch?

    Experts agree that this is the most sedentary generation of children in history. Computers, television, video games, and long hours seated at school combine to decrease children’s activity.

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  • Tips for Avoiding Bees and Preventing Bee Stings

    Tips for Avoiding Bees and Preventing Bee Stings

    The best way to avoid bee stings is prevention. Effective prevention means not attracting bees and not frightening them if they are present. Prevention techniques are especially important in the fall, when most stings occur. It takes 2 million visits to flowers to make one pound of honey. In the autumn, as flowers disappear, bees […]

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  • Refrigerate After Opening

    Refrigerate After Opening

    You’re having a great time at a summer picnic, where you’ve brought some dry-cured salami or country ham. It’s been stored for weeks in a cupboard at home, and it traveled in a hot car on the way to the park. No problem. But this can give you a false sense of security.

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  • Swimming with the Poison Ivy or Oak Rash

    Swimming with the Poison Ivy or Oak Rash

    Can you catch poison oak or poison ivy from swimming in a pool with a person who has a rash from one of the plants?

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  • Heat Stroke and other Heat Emergencies

    Heat Stroke and other Heat Emergencies

    What are the different kinds of heat emergencies?

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  • Summer Sun -- Summer Fun or Long-term Foe?

    Summer Sun — Summer Fun or Long-term Foe?

    One of my college roommates met a tragic early death from malignant melanoma. He was a sports enthusiast who frequently spent hours unprotected in the sun — he always had a tan. Unfortunately, he’s not alone.

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  • Bee Sting Reactions

    Bee Sting Reactions

    Can you describe the different kinds of reactions caused by bee stings?

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