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Heat Stress Issues For The Marching Band

Football season is almost here, and it’s not just the players who are warming up with pre-season practice.  Any football fan knows the games would not be the same without the support and sounds of the marching band.  Our  young musicians work hard to make sure their performances are half-time ready and often compete on the national stage march in popular parades.   Maintaining adequate health, fitness, and hydration is vital to their success.  Here are a few tips to help your band member endure one of the most grueling aspects of their training, summer band camp. 

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Sun Smart: Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

In moderation, sunlight is healthy. It’s a great source of vitamin D, for example, and it gets kids out of the house for plenty of good exercise.

But too much sun can have serious health consequences. It takes only 15 minutes for unprotected skin to be damaged by the sun’s rays.

Even a minor sunburn is painful, but a bad sunburn is truly miserable. It can also have implications on health many years down the road. “Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life,” warns the Centers For Disease Control.

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Splishin’ and Splashin’

Your guide to water safety this summer.

Swimming is the most popular summer activity, but it is not without risks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1-14, and about 60% of drowning deaths among children occur in swimming pools.

So, with that in mind, we’ve put together a few of the most important safety tips.

SWIMMING LESSONS

If your child doesn’t yet know how to swim, it’s time for swimming lessons. The Austin Parks...Read more

Spring has sprung! And so has another allergy season.

It’s spring allergy season again, with its tell-tale signs of coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and accompanying itchiness.

Allergies affect about 40% of all children, so every spring Bee Well sees an increase in those symptoms among our patients.

The symptoms can be misleading, because they are similar to those associated with the viral infection of a common cold. However, itching is usually a sign of allergens instead of a virus.

In severe cases, allergies can cause more serious symptoms — such as rash, hives and even difficulty breathing ...Read more

Food Buyer’s Guide to Health and Wellness

by Jessica Morgan, MD

Whole, real, fresh food is the most powerful medicine you can use to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic illnesses. As a consumer of groceries, what you buy has an impact on agriculture, energy consumption, the environment, politics, the economy, and your biology. The more demand there is for clean and healthy food, the cheaper and more available it will become. You have the opportunity every time you make a purchase to be part of the change towards a healthier you, a healthier family, a healthier community, a healthier world.

To make room for health-giving food...Read more