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Grill Safely This Summer
Summer is the season of grilling. It's also the season when grill fires peak.
How to Handle Bites and Stings
Summer means spending time at the beach, playing outside and having other outdoor adventures. It also means lots of opportunities for bites and stings from bugs and wildlife.
Flood Safety Tips
Do you live in a flood hazard area? If so, it's time to prepare for the worst and learn what to do in case of a flooding event.
What to Do About Wildfires
Although wildfires are possible any time of year, the heat and droughts of summer increase the odds. Now is the perfect time to learn how to stay safe.
The Ins and Outs of Tick Bites
With summer underway, people are spending more time outside. That means people are spending more time near ticks that can transmit serious diseases.
Birth Control Device to Be Discontinued
By the end of this year, Essure, a permanent birth control device approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, will no longer be produced and sold in the United States.
Don’t Let Oysters Ruin Your Summer
You might be tempted to spend your summer vacation days enjoying fresh seafood at beachside restaurants. But recent outbreaks of bacteria known as Vibrio may make you reconsider that temptation.
Hot Outside? Here's How to Stay Cool
It's summer, and that means sun and heat. If you aren't careful, the summer heat can lead to heat-related illnesses like heat stroke.
We Answered Your Medication Questions
You asked and we answered. Find out the answers to three common questions pharmacists receive.
Fireworks Safety 101
As you prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, you need to know a few things about fireworks and how to keep your family safe.