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Inflatable arm floaties or tube rings that go around the waist aren’t good substitutes for life vests because they can deflate. (Photo: Juan Salamanca/Pexels)

Water Safety

Tips to Stay Safe in the Water This Summer Summer means fun in the sun, but also in the pool, at the beach or on the lake. So it is important to know how to stay safe while enjoying the water. Unlike in the movies where people flail, thrash about and yell for help before they go
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The flu season in the DMV can begin as early as October and last though May. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Flu Shots

Flu Season Is Sneaking Up on Us Each year, the flu season is a bit of a guessing game. Scientists must make educated guesses about which strains will be prevalent as they create the annual flu vaccine. Healthcare professionals try to guess when it will hit their communities – and
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Blood clots block veins and cause swelling and pain. Sometimes they travel to the lungs and can cause death. (Photo: Shutterstock)

DVT

Many Treatments Can Mitigate Blood Clots When people talk about blood clots, they usually aren’t referring to whether their skinned knee will clot before the blood soaks through their Band Aid. That is the good side of clotting. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, however, is the bad
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