precautions

Doctors recommend you mix up your kinds of exercise so you don't become bored. (Photo: Thinkstock)

New You

Warm Up to a New Year’s Fitness Routine As healthy resolutions fill gyms and outdoor paths, two sports medicine doctors at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center remind those who work out to do it safely – whether exercising indoors or out. The first thing to
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When approaching a new dog, always ask the owner or handler if you can pet it. (Photo: Matthias Zomer/Pexels)

Nice Doggie

Preventing and Treating Dog Bites Many of the 4.7 million dog bites that take place each year happen in the summer, when both dogs and children are outdoors and interacting more. While minor bites do not require a trip to the emergency department, it is a good idea to visit your
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One of the symptoms of Lyme disease is a bull's-eye-like rash where the person was bitten. (Photo: CDC)

Lyme Disease

Take Precautions Against Lyme Disease Recent reports have suggested that tick populations may be particularly high this year, leading to an increased risk of Lyme disease in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. Although it is unclear whether the number of ticks
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