Posts Tagged: outdoors

Protect your skin with sunscreen

Sun protection may not be on your mind every time you venture outdoors, but your skin needs to be protected for your safety. What is SPF? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. When you pick up a bottle of sunscreen, you will find a SPF number on the package. These numbers range from two to…
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Watch out for frostbite

Winter weather activities like skiing, sledding or hiking can be fun and exhilarating, even in very cold weather. But frostbite is a real danger if you’re caught unaware. What exactly is frostbite and how does it happen? Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. First your skin becomes very…
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Spring is here, but so is the pollen

Spring has arrived. That means spring pollen season is here! Louisville is consistently named one of the worst cities for spring and fall allergies by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The culprit for helping make us the worst city for spring allergies is pollen. Pollen from trees is the predominant outdoor allergen. You…
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Fireworks safety for your family

Fireworks are beautiful and fun. They are often used at celebrations and on holidays. Yet, as an advocate for children’s safety and a pediatrician, I am all too aware that accidents happen—but there are ways we can protect our children from the dangers and still enjoy our festivities. First, igniting fireworks should be left to…
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