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How to stay safe during a thunderstorm

Lightning is a fascinating spectacle. The average lightning bolt can heat the air to temperatures five times hotter than the sun, the heat it generates causes vibrations resulting in the sound of ...
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Look Before You Leap: Avoiding Trampoline Trauma

Children love to jump on them, but trampolines also carry inherent risks. If your child is invited to a trampoline party, these tips from a pediatrician can help your family avoid serious injuries. ...
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Healthy Hiking Head to Toe

The great outdoors is the perfect place to improve your health, and hiking is a favorite of families who want to combine exercise and exploration. Prepare for a safe and enjoyable day hike with these ...
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Joint Decisions

Knee and hip surgeries can eliminate debilitating pain and help patients resume activities they enjoy. But many people avoid these treatments because they don’t understand what is involved. A ...
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On the Go with Baby? Follow These Stroller and Carrier Safety Tips

As a parent, you do all you can to keep your little one safe--and that should include something as simple as putting your baby in a carrier or taking your toddler for a walk in a stroller. That's ...
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Prepared for Anything: Mission Hospital Saves Quick-Thinking Man from Potential Hand Amputation

With more than 30 years’ experience in construction, Edward (Jerry) Chilvers, 60, of Laguna Beach, never expected that working with a chop saw — something he had done dozens, if not ...
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Preventing Falls is a Foundation of Healthy Aging

Fear of falling is a natural and near-universal instinct – with good reason. Falls can cause serious injuries, including head trauma, shoulder and forearm fractures, spine fractures, pelvic ...
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Avoid Listeria Hysteria--All About the Bacteria Behind Recent Recalls

Listeria can be found in soil, in food--and in the news. Of the 78 notices posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recall and safety alerts web page during the month of June alone, more ...
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Sun Protection for Kids from Head to Toe (Infographic)

Long summer days are filled with plenty of outdoor fun for kids--and plenty of exposure to the sun. "Sunburns during childhood can lead to sun damage in adulthood, and can increase the chance of ...
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5 Tips for Staying Safe While Soaking in the Summer Sun & Fun

Summer is upon us in a serious way as temperatures soar in both northern and southern California. The longer days and sunny weather mean more vacations, pool days, trips to the beach and altogether ...
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