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Posted: Jun 27, 2023

Protect Yourself From Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion

How to recognize and respond to heat-induced emergencies

Every year, more than 700 people in the United States die due to intense heat and heat-related conditions such as heat stroke. And as we hit the hottest parts of the summer months, it's important to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay aware of the warning signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

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Posted: Jun 20, 2023

An Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation

Surgeon General warns of nationwide health impacts in latest advisory

More than just a bad feeling, loneliness is associated with a greater risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke, depression and premature death. And the mortality impact of social isolation can be equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Unfortunately, experts say that both are on the rise.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2023

Stay On Top Of Your Spots

Recognizing the Signs of Non-Melanomic Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers are easily treatable if caught early, but can be deadly if ignored. Know the signs and learn how to spot the most common skin cancers, so you can stay on top of your spots and keep enjoying the sunshine.

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Posted: Jun 6, 2023

Counterfeit Car Seats: How To Spot Them & Report Them

With Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator Casey Howell, RN, TCRN

While the switch to online shopping has done wonders in terms of convenience, it has also opened the door for scam artists selling counterfeit car seats. Made with inferior materials and not subject to safety standards or inspections, these pose a serious threat to young families. So look for the following signs to make sure your child's car seat is the real deal.

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Posted: May 30, 2023

Time is Brain: How to Recognize and Respond to a Stroke

With Sarasota Memorial Emergency Medicine Physician Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FAEMS

When someone has a stroke, every minute matters. Learn how to recognize the signs of a stroke, so you can respond in moments.

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