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The Medical Minute: Summer Can Be Time to Address Behavior Problems

After weeks of the kids being out of school, some parents have had enough of their behavior and are counting the days until they go back. Some may also be wondering how much of the defiant behavior is normal and when it’s time to seek help.

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Rising Temperatures Can Be Hard on a Dog's Life

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Kansas State University veterinarian says to know the signs of heat exhaustion to make sure your pet isn't overdoing it this summer.

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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on How To Stay Cool When It’s Hot

Working out when it’s hot isn’t such a hot idea. Just ask Bret Nicks, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Peak Season for Fireworks Injuries

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Stony Brook Medical Experts Say Kick Off Summer with a Safe Start

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For many Americans, summer means fun in the sun; kids are out of school, adults are on vacation and it's time for outdoor activities. But with all these pleasures of the season comes injuries and increased visits to the emergency department.

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GW Experts Available to Comment on Fourth of July Health Stories

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Veterinarian Says Keep Your Pets Indoors for Fourth of July

Whether your pet has a firework phobia or not, a Kansas State University veterinarian says it is best to keep your pets indoors on the holiday.

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Tick Tips for Pets This Summer

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All Eyes on Fireworks Safety

Although celebrating July 4 with a loud bang may sound like the patriotic thing to do this upcoming Independence Day weekend, Mass. Eye and Ear physicians encourage you not to give in to the temptation to put on your own show. Fireworks can cause serious injuries, including burns, lacerations, eye injuries, vision loss, dismemberment and even death.

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Vanderbilt Doctors Urge Caution with Fourth of July Fireworks

Nothing says “Fourth of July” like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with hearing loss due to fireworks usage.

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