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10 Summer Hazards to Avoid

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10 Summer Hazards to Avoid

By Molly Mann, DivineCaroline

Who doesn’t love summer? For those three blissful months, it’s perfectly okay to wear a sexy, strappy dress during the daytime, to read trashy novels by the pound (beach reads!), and to consider ice cream its own food group. But summer fun is quickly dampened by a case of Lyme disease, poison oak or ivy, or food poisoning. Learn how to prepare for seasonal hazards before they make you glum, beach bum.
1. Lyme Disease

If you’re spending a lot of time in grassy and heavily wooded areas, watch out for ticks. They carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease and can pass it to humans. Check your body for ticks and their distinctive bites—they look like bull’s eyes—regularly, and see a doctor immediately if you see a tick or bite, or if you experience flu-like symptoms. If you are diagnosed with Lyme disease and treat it immediately with antibiotics, you can recover completely. But if you let it go untreated too long, it may become chronic.

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3:03PM PDT on May 17, 2013

Good article,thanks for sharing

3:09PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

great article to remind why I DON'T miss the summer. =)

7:05AM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Thanks

7:12PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Thnxs :)

6:32AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Thank you

11:07AM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

Thanks. And another note to sunburn-stay out of the sun during the hot hours of the day!

8:10PM PDT on Aug 7, 2011

thanks for telling the world

6:18AM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

The sister of my best girl friend died last year of Lime Disease.

8:16PM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

Hate ticks!

10:41PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

10 pages ---- troublesome format

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