west virginia health

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    Skiing and snowboarding safety tips

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    The first big snow of the winter season is a great excuse to hit the powdery slopes on your skis or favorite snowboard, but be aware...
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    Fishing safety tips

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    You throw a hook into the water, you sit and wait for a bite or you reel back in. How dangerous can fishing be? Though not...
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    Boating safety tips

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    From the relaxing lull of the water to catching the evening’s fish fry dinner, boating offers many family opportunities to enjoy...
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    Amusement park safety tips

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    An anticipated event of summer for many families is going to an amusement or theme park. The harrowing rides, the indulgent junk...
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    BBQ Safety tips

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    Backyard barbecues are a quintessential part of summer for many families. Juicy steaks, burgers and grilled veggies on the grill...
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    Safety tips for mowing lawns

    Summertime means fun in the sun and getting back to your badly neglected yard work. Though pulling weeds is fairly harmless, mowing...
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    How to prevent drowning

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    Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for people of all ages, including people who know how to swim. Summertime means more...
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    How to avoid dangerous plants: Poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac

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    Though the great outdoors offers fun family opportunities to camp, hike, explore nature or garden close to home, it also puts your...
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    How to treat insect bites

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    The warm weather and all that extra time outdoors puts your family at risk for bug bites, ranging from bees and spiders to scorpions...
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    What do if you get a snake bite

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    According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes every year in the US. Though a very...
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    Safety tips for swimming

    According to the National Safety Council, drowning is the second leading cause of death from unintentional injuries in people ages 5...
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    Symptoms of heat stroke or sun stroke

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    Heat stroke or sun stroke is a form of hyperthermia, characterized by an abnormally elevated body temperature and related symptoms...
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    Dangers of sun burn

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    Summertime means shorts, sandals, bikinis and sunbathing. It also commonly means overexposure to the sun and a resulting sunburn....
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    Diagnosing and treating Histoplasmosis

    Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus that grows as a mold in the soil, particularly soil contaminated with bird or bat...
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    Rocky Mountain spotted fever

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is one of the most severe tick-borne...