Drive Safe More Feet on the Street – Back to School Safety Tips

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Children's Health Pediatrics Phoebe Blog Spot Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

August 3, 2015 11:49 am

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As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school.

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Keeping Infants and Children Safe In Hot Temperatures

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Children's Health Emergency Care Pediatrics Phoebe Blog Spot

July 28, 2015 12:11 pm

Our bodies create a tremendous amount of heat. Normally, they're cooled through sweating and by heat radiating through the skin.

But in very hot weather, high humidity, and other conditions, this natural cooling system may begin to fail, letting heat in the body build to dangerous levels. This can lead to heat stress which can cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

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Avoiding Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Children's Health Emergency Care Phoebe Blog Spot

July 21, 2015 1:56 pm

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You've probably heard the little rhyme about poison ivy - Leaves of three, let them be! But did you know that poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac all contain the same rash-causing substance?

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Don’t Get Burned –Sun Safety Tips

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Cancer Children's Health Phoebe Blog Spot Phoebe Cancer Center

July 13, 2015 4:44 pm

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It’s natural to want to get outdoors during the warm days of summer. After all who doesn’t want to be swimming, sunbathing, playing on the beach or even grilling out with friends and family? While summer means plenty of fun in the sun, make sure you’re not getting too much of it.

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Look Before You Lock: A Hot Car Can Be Deadly

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Children's Health Emergency Care Phoebe Blog Spot Trauma

July 6, 2015 11:25 am

NEVER leave your child alone unattended in any vehicle, not even for a minute! There is no safe amount of time to leave children or pets alone in a car even with the windows down .

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Men’s Health Conference in Albany

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Men's Health Phoebe Blog Spot

June 3, 2015 1:36 pm

Join us for You've Got the Power! This men's health conference will take place Saturday, June 20, in Albany! Free health screenings, information booths, door prizes and more from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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