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

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

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...
Beat the Heat: Avoiding Heat Related Illness

Beat the Heat: Avoiding Heat Related Illness

You’ve been outside all day enjoying the warm weather, when suddenly you realize your mouth is dry, your head hurts and you feel tired and lightheaded.  Chances are you’re dehydrated – meaning you haven’t taken in enough fluids to replace those lost through...