Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during warmer months (April-September). There are two species of ticks common in Massachusetts—the Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabillis). An adult Deer Tick is substantially smaller than the more common Dog Tick.
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Water Safety and Drowning Prevention - May is National Water Safety Awareness month in the U.S. As summer approaches, keep yourself and your loved ones safe by learning about water safety and drowning prevention.
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Seasonal Allergies - It’s always a great time of year when the cold winter weather ends and spring finally appears…unless you suffer from seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies, also called allergic rhinitis or “hay fever” are very common and can be rather unpleasant and difficult to manage. Read the blog post to learn more about the signs and symptoms, and how to treat seasonal allergies.
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Outdoor Activities Safety - Springtime is here and that means more outdoor activities. Taking part in sports and recreation activities is an important part of healthy, physically active lifestyles for kids. But injuries can, and do occur. Thankfully, there are steps that families can take to help make sure kids stay safe.
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Hygiene - Maintaining personal hygiene is very important to reduce the risk of infection and to improve overall health. Learn more about the hygiene basics for the face, neck, hair, ears, feet, mouth, sleep, the whole body, and extra sweaty places.
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Healthy Sleep Habits - Learn the healthy sleep duration and good sleep habits for children, teens, and adults.