Month: June 2015

Ditch the Itch! Beware of Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

Spring is synonymous with gardening.  It’s a great time to get your yard in order, clear out old brush and plant new things.  Unfortunately, these activities also increase your chances of exposure to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. All three plants contain an irritating oil called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all), that when brushed against the …

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Sun Sense: Don’t Let a Burn Ruin Your Summer Fun!

Heading to the pool or beach this summer?  Don’t forget to grab your sunscreen!  Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV radiation.  Too much exposure can result in painful burns, freckles and premature aging in the form of wrinkles.  It can also increase your risk of skin cancer, including melanoma.  Here are some tips to …

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Northside Hospital-Cherokee debuts robot to treat stroke patients

CANTON, Ga. — About 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke every year. This sobering statistic from the American Stroke Association highlights the importance of providing immediate medical attention to stroke patients. Now, Northside Hospital-Cherokee has rolled out its newest tool to give stroke patients immediate access to specialists when they need it most. …

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