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Poison ivy is commonly confused with other plants, such as box elder, fragrant sumac and Virginia creeper. Notice that poison ivy has three divided leaves, with the center leaflet on a longer stalk. It also produces white, waxy berries along the stem in summer. (Photo: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Irritating Itch

Easing the Itch of Poison Ivy and Poison Oak April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring troublesome plants such as poison ivy and poison oak that can cause mild to severe allergic reactions. The signature leaves of three of the poison ivy plant carry an oil called
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Itchy & Scratchy

Avoiding & Treating Contact with Poison Ivy Poisonous plants cause the most common allergic reactions to the skin, affecting as many as 50 million Americans each year, according to the American Skin Association. Dr. Walter Schrading, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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There are many factors to consider when choosing a running shoe. (Photo: LR Fashion)

Find Your Footing

How to Buy a Good Pair of Running Shoes Shoes are one thing, and running shoes are another. If you are thinking about purchasing a pair of running shoes, the first thing you must remember is that style is not the only thing to consider. Kids particularly see nothing more in shoes
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