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Summer Camp, Allergies, Asthma, Allergist

Memories of Summer Camp Should Be Filled with Joy, Not Allergy Symptoms

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Parents of kids with allergies and asthma need to do some advance planning before sending them off to summer camp.

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Outdoors, Hiking, Camping, Environment, Conservation, Conservation Awareness, Summer, Spring, Recreation, outdoor recreation, Family

Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips to Help You Enjoy the Outdoors This Spring and Summer

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Christopher Wynveen, Ph.D., associate professor of recreation and leisure services in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, shares four tips to help people enjoy and experience the great outdoors this spring and summer.

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American Academy Of Dermatology, AAD Annual Meeting, Dermatology, Dermatologist, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Skin Cancer Screening, SPOTme

New Research Highlights Importance of Melanoma Prevention, Early Detection

On average, one person dies of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. Because this disease can affect anyone, everyone should take steps to reduce their risk and catch melanoma in its earliest stages, when it’s most treatable.

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Heat Waves, Air Pollution, Michael J. Prather, Weather

Concurrent Heat Waves, Air Pollution Exacerbate Negative Health Effects of Each

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Irvine, Calif., March 1, 2017 – The combination of prolonged hot spells with poor air quality greatly compounds the negative effects of each and can pose a major risk to human health, according to new research from the University of California, Irvine.“The weather factors that drive heat waves also contribute to intensified surface ozone and air pollution episodes,” said UCI professor of Earth system science Michael J.

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Childhood Obesity, The Obesity Society, Summer Breaks, obesityweek, Obesity, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, Child Health

Childhood Obesity Increases During Summer Breaks

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Children are at greater risk of gaining unhealthy amounts of weight during summer vacation than during the school year, according to a new study published in the Obesity journal and presented at ObesityWeek 2016. Researchers studied more than 18,000 kindergartners over two years and found that obesity increased only during the two summer vacations, and not at all during the school years.

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Voluntary Summer Learning Programs for Elementary School Students Benefit Those with High Levels of Attendance, Study Shows

Elementary school students with high levels of attendance in voluntary summer learning programs - defined as at least 20 days of a five- to six-week program - experienced benefits in math and reading, according to new RAND Corporation findings from the largest research study ever conducted on summer learning.

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Findings Suggest Electric Fan Use by Elderly During Extreme Heat Could Be Harmful

In a study appearing in the September 6 issue of JAMA, Craig G. Crandall, Ph.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and colleagues examined whether electric fan use would delay elevations in heart rate and core temperature of elderly adults exposed to extreme heat and humidity.

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beach safety, Swimming Safety, Amie Hufton

Heading for that last trip to the Beach? These tips can help?

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With Labor Day approaching and many people preparing to take their last trip to the beach this season, there are some rules of the sand to follow to make sure you have a safe trip. Texas A&M University offers some helpful tips to make sure that final beach trip of the season is a happy one.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Summer School

Undergraduate Interns Learn From Summer Research

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Thirty undergraduate students from around the country conducted hands-on research at SLAC this summer through the Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program.

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Keeping Mosquitoes Away: Insect Repellent and Children

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Summer is here and backyard barbecues, camping trips and youth camp sessions are in full swing. Amidst all of these fun activities is often a far less welcoming sign of summer: mosquitoes.







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