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Celebrations & Food Safety

July 1, 2020

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african american family having a backyard picnic on the 4th of July

Celebrations & Food Safety

Are you celebrating the summer season with a picnic or backyard cookout? In hot weather, it can be a challenge to keep foods safe to eat and prevent foodborne illness. Remember to wash your hands, cook food thoroughly, and keep the hot foods hot and the cold foods cold!

Juvenile Arthritis

It may begin with a swollen knuckle, a spiking fever, or an unexplained rash. No matter what symptoms appear, hearing the words «juvenile arthritis» in a diagnosis for your child can be unexpected and confusing. Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints, where two or more bones are joined together. Nearly 300,000 children in the United States have some form of arthritis. Learn more about the seven types of juvenile arthritis along with diagnosis and treatment options.

A Change of Scenery

Have you considered moving your fitness routine outdoors? If you normally exercise inside, a change of scenery might be a welcome and motivating boost. Getting outside can:

  • help improve your mood
  • expose you to vitamin D from the sun
  • increase your energy level
  • provide a varied landscape where you’ll encounter hills that can help work different muscle groups

If the weather is hot, morning or late evening may be a safe option and, as always, stay hydrated and know your limits.

Normal Body Temperature

Body temperature varies by person, age, activity, and time of day, but what is considered a normal body temperature?

What is a Skin Biopsy?

If you have a skin rash, growth, or lesion, your doctor may want to perform a biopsy to determine the cause and rule out skin cancer. There are four types of skin biopsy procedures: shave biopsy, punch biopsy, excisional biopsy, and incisional biopsy. Read more details on each type and their use as a diagnostic tool.

Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble is a great alternative to scrambled eggs and loaded with flavor.