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Health Tips

Your Health and Well-Being is Our Top Priority

We will be posting health tips every month to help keep everyone in our community informed and healthy. If you have any questions or concerns about the information posted, please contact us at the pharmacy and we would be glad to answer any questions you have. 

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

As summer arrives, many of us are ready to break out our swimsuits and enjoy classic warm-weather activities such as tropical vacations and backyard grill outs. Have fun this summer and play it safe by following these quick tips:

 

Calling all Aquaholics- Cooling off in the pool is a great way to regulate your body temperature, exercise, and stay cool. However, make sure to know when to call it quits. If you can tell that you or someone around you is getting tired, take a break! 

Stay Shady- Just a few serious sunburns can increase you and your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors. Be sure to cover up and reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.

Listen to Your Thirst- Staying well hydrated helps reduce the risk of heat-related illness. Try to drink an 8 oz glass of water every hour if you’re outdoors- add a lemon for flavor to improve taste!

 

Don’t let mosquitoes and ticks bug you- Protect yourself and your family from bites and diseases, like Zika, West Nile virus and Lyme disease, by applying insect repellent (on your clothing, NOT your skin), check yourself and your children for ticks, and fix any broken screens in your home.