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Grill your food thoroughly

Prevent food illness this summer by grilling your meat to the proper internal temperature: Steaks, roasts and chops – 145F Poultry – 165F Ground poultry – 165F Ground meats – 160F

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Grilling Safety Reminders for Your Summer BBQ

Though grilling is an extremely popular way to prepare food in the summer, it can also be dangerous. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, gas and charcoal grills account for an average of 10 deaths and 100 injuries annually. Additionally, the National Fire Protection Association reports that an average of 8,900 home fires are caused …

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Do You Know Seizure First Aid?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 people may have a seizure in their lifetime. A seizure is a change in the brain’s electrical activity that can cause a variety of symptoms, including violent shaking, falling and losing bodily control. However, because there are different types of seizures, …

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Tick and Tick-borne Disease Season is Here

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Experts are warning that this year’s tick season could be worse and more widespread than ever due to milder winters, booming mice and deer populations, and the 2015 abundant acorn crop. Unfortunately, with the projected increase of ticks, the threat of tick-borne disease, including the most common, Lyme disease, also increases. The best way to …

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Shop for Seasonal Produce This Summer

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends that you consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day. Although this varies by age, sex and level of physical activity, it is a good recommendation to live by to build a healthy dietary base. One great way to …

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National Fireworks Safety Month: June 1 to July 4

Fireworks are a staple at festivities for many Americans during the summer months. Unfortunately, many people do not realize just how dangerous fireworks and sparklers can be—which is a primary reason that injuries occur. In honor of National Fireworks Safety Month, which occurs from June 1 to July 4, take some time to familiarize yourself …

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Sunflower Home Health hits the road with new fleet of vehicles

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15 Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated

These high-water-content foods are refreshing, filled with nutrients, and naturally low in calories. Read more >

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People Who Refuse Home Health More Likely to Return to Hospital

People who decline home health care services after being discharged from the hospital are far more likely to be re-admitted to the hospital than people who use home health services, according to a recent report from the United Hospital Fund (UHF). Read full article >

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Critical Health Checks for Workers over 50

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