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Suggestions to help make summer safer

June 16, 2012
Submitted by Carol Tomlinson, RN BS, community health educator for HealthLink Littauer , For The Leader Herald

We all have memories of fun-filled summer days when school was out and we could swim, ride our bikes, camp out and enjoy the beautiful Adirondack weather. Summer in Fulton County is still a beautiful time of year most of us look forward to, but we also need to be prepared for the unique health and safety issues of our warmer months. Every summer many people end up in the Emergency Department for treatment of any number of summer ailments - burns, cuts, food poisoning, heat exhaustion and of course pesky mosquito and tick ailments, to name a few. Here are some suggestions to make your summer safer and more enjoyable.



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