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What You Need to Know About the Ebola Virus

With the media frenzy surrounding the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the infection of two Americans, it’s no wonder there has been a sense of panic and...

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Are We There Yet? Traveling with Children

Traveling with your children can be a wonderful experience in creating memories that both you and your little ones will always remember fondly. However, preparation is key in helping to...

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Are You Aware of the Threats of Secondary Drowning?  Major Threat It Poses to Children & Teens

Secondary drowning, also known as ‘dry drowning,’ occurs hours after what is usually described as a struggle while in the water. This is something most parents are not aware of...

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How to Care for a Jellyfish Sting

Do you know what to do if you're stung by a jellyfish? Rinse with saltwater or freshwater? Is urine helpful or an old wives' tale? You may be surprised by...

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Beat the Heat.  Check the Backseat.

So far this year, heat stroke is the cause of at least 15 deaths of children in vehicles in the United States. In Louisiana, we frequently reach temperatures in the upper 8...

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Travel the World but Stay Safe While You Do It

If you are traveling abroad, there are several precautions you should take to stay safe and have peace of mind for your health while you explore.

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How to Avoid Car Sickness

As you head out on the road this summer, don't forget to prepare for car sickness prevention. Follow these tips for your road trip.

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Food Safety at Outdoor Picnics

Cooking for our families and friends can be a memorable and rewarding experience but you also want to know the best ways to prepare food to prevent your guests from...

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