Health

Camping Safety

There may be nothing quite like sitting around a roaring fire eating s’mores, singing campfire songs, and telling scary stories. But, if you head out camping without being prepared, your memories might be less than heartwarming: the day your daughter’s face was covered in mosquito bites…or the night you awakened to a bear breaking into …

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Children’s Health

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Elder Health

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Flu Resources

Antiviral medications and flu treatment Children and the flu Cleaning to prevent the flu Flu fact sheet  Flu shots

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Fungal Meningitis

Fungal meningitis is caused by a fungus which is spread through the blood and to the spinal cord. Those with compromised immune systems due to HIV, cancer, diabetes, certain medications, or surgical procedures are more susceptible to serious infections such as meningitis. An infected patient cannot transmit fungal meningitis to another person. Symptoms include: fever …

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Nutrition

You’ve probably heard it all before. Maybe the advice has even been so drilled into your head that it’s simply become background noise: Eat your veggies. Choose whole grains. Banish the trans fats…. Et cetera, et cetera. Well, it may all be old news, but the age-old mantra is still true: “You are what you …

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Skin Care

What is your Sun IQ?   1. Can you tell the difference between a normal mole and malignant melanoma? 2. Are you using the right sunscreen?   3. Does your medication cause increased sun sensitivity?      

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Smoking Cessation

QUIT SMOKING Atlantic Apothecary is working with . . . Delaware Cancer Consortium Lutheran Community Services Delaware Quitline  (1-866-409-1858) (*provided by the Delaware Division of Public Health)   The Delaware Quitline Call (1-866-409-1858) Must be a Delaware resident and 18 years or older To find the best option for you to quit smoking call the …

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Sprains and Strains

You stretch just a little too far for your tennis partner’s lob and. . . . down you go, right onto your wrist. Or, you don’t see the edge of the curb and step down really hard, twisting your ankle. Yikes! Did you break a bone? Or is it simply a sprain or strain? How …

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Weight Loss

Two out of three adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. And our children are following closely in our footsteps. It’s a recipe for a public health disaster with ripple effects felt far and wide. It’s easy to see why weight gain has become epidemic: Cheap junk food, everywhere you turn. Technological innovations that …

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