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Babies, Toddlers Face Elevated Health Risks Related to Heat Wave

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With a heat dome roasting much of the United States this week, parents of babies and young children are facing unique weather-related challenges. Dr. Dennis Woo, a pediatrician at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, offers 10 tips to protect young children from the heat.

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What to Know About Zika Virus Transmission

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With mosquito season upon us, here are some facts about how the Zika virus is transmitted so you can take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and stay healthy during your summer travels.

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Godfather of Concrete Discusses How Extreme Weather Affects World’s Most Used Product (and Whether You Can Fry an Egg on It)

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Many Skin Cancer Patients Still Too Likely to Sunburn

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins concludes that a substantial number of people with a history of the most frequent kind of nonmelanoma skin cancers still get sunburned at the same rate as those without previous history, probably because they are not using sun-protective methods the right way or in the right amounts.

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Protecting Workers When the Heat is On

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UCI and Los Angeles Rams Bring Professional Football Back to Orange County

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The University of California, Irvine and the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms allowing the team to host its 2016 training camp on campus, returning professional football to Orange County for the first time in two decades. The agreement runs for three years, with a renewal option. Rams fans can watch players in action for free on UCI’s Crawford Field on a variety of days throughout the summer.

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Researchers Find More Aggressive Behavior in City Birds Than Rural Ones

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The researchers' observations shed light on the effects of human population expansion on wildlife.

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The Medical Minute: Protecting Children From the Heat

Hot temperatures and high humidity can put nearly anyone at risk for dehydration and heat stroke, but children are especially vulnerable.

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Experts Available to Discuss Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro

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Health Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July

Fireworks. Parades. Outdoor sports. Barbecues. The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a time to celebrate with family and friends, not spend time in the emergency room. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 230 people go to the emergency department every day during the month surrounding the July Fourth holiday with fireworks-related injuries alone. Here are a few tips from Loyola Medicine experts to protect your health this summer holiday season:

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Firework Precautions to Help Keep Your Family Safe This Summer

Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Injuries most often occur on the face or hand, and burns make up roughly 50% of firework injuries.

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Swimmers Beware: Fecal Contamination a Concern in Hot Weather

Recreational water illness is the overall term for sickness caused by bacteria or viruses in pools, lakes, rivers and other places people like to swim or play in hot weather. And the way these illnesses are often spread comes down to fecal contamination in the water.

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Fireworks Safety on the Minds of Physicians

Doctors take a look at fireworks, safety issues, and concerns.

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Think You Know The American Revolution? Read These Five Books This Fourth of July, Professor Says

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This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book with a patriotic theme?

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UGA Expert: Don’t Let Ticks Scare You

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Fireworks Fear? Tips to Protect Your Pets

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Reminder This Independence Day Weekend: Dogs and Fireworks Are Not a Good Mix Says Virginia Tech Expert

Veterinarians at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech remind us loud noises, whether from fireworks, gunshots, or thunderstorms can cause a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety for dogs.

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10 Fire Safety and Burn Prevention Tips for the Fourth of July

Dr. James Gallagher, director of the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center recommends the following safety tips to avoid burns from barbecues, fireworks and other popular summer activities: