Health Matters | July 2015 E-newsletter

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Hand-Foot-and-Mouth disease

Hand-Foot-and-Mouth disease is a very common viral infection among young children that can cause fever, sore throat, rash on the bottoms of the hands and feet, and blister-like lesions in the mouth.

Heat Safety

The summer swelter has arrived as temperatures and humidity rise. Heat exhaustion is a common, though potentially life-threatening, heat-related illness.

Parenting Myths

Are you up to date on safety precautions when it comes to young children? Check out these parenting myths that changed over time:

Four Tick-Borne Illness You Should Know

Ticks are one of the most common parasites in the US. While just the thought of a tick is enough to scare many people, the real reason for concern is the health dangers that can come with a tick bite. Learn more about lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and rocky mountain spotted fever.

Celebrate Safely - 4th of July

The 4th of July means patriotism, cookouts and fireworks. You can handle patriotism with the best of them, but a few precautions will help keep you safe around the grill and fireworks: