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Tips to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Heat exhaustion can occur when people work or exercise in a hot, humid environment. Body fluids are lost through sweating, causing dehydration and overheating of the body. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke. Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition. … Continue reading

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How to treat poison ivy and poison oak

Poison ivy or poison oak rashes are one of the hazards of being outside in the summer. The best way to avoid a reaction is to avoid areas where you know poisonous plants grow, or cover up with long pants … Continue reading

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Western Baptist offers Living with Diabetes class

Diabetes affects one out of every four Americans. Your quality of life depends greatly on how you manage the disease.  By managing diabetes on a daily basis, you will lower your risk of long-term complications. That why Western Baptist offers the … Continue reading

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4 ways to treat mosquito bites in kids

People of all ages can fall victim to mosquito bites, but children may have the hardest time dealing with the annoying itching that follows. So, how can you treat your little one’s mosquito bite? Here are four ways to minimize … Continue reading

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Women’s heart attack symptoms can be different from men

Women may have the “crushing” chest pain often described when having a heart attack, but often they do not have the same chest pain symptoms as a man. Instead, some women may call their doctor or go to the Emergency … Continue reading

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How do you treat an allergic reaction to an insect sting?

Bees and wasps can often trigger allergic reactions. The problem is many people may mistake a normal sting reaction for an allergic reaction. So, how can you tell the difference? The three types of reactions are normal, local and allergic.  … Continue reading

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Sunscreen recommendations for children

School is almost out, and many people are already planning summer vacations. Unfortunately, vacations often lead to sunburns, but there are ways to avoid such painful marks.  One caller recently asked: “How much sunscreen should I put on my child?” … Continue reading

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Are tick bites dangerous?

Many of us spend more time outside on these longer, warm days, but that often brings with it an unwelcome guest. You need to be aware of ticks if you spend any time outdoors or if you have pets that … Continue reading

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What can you do for a sore throat?

No one likes a sore throat, but parents may be especially concerned when a child complains of the ailment. A recent caller to Baptist Health Line wanted to know what to do for her child’s complaint.  Sudden onset of a … Continue reading

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How do you treat a fever?

Baptist Health Line nurses answer all kinds of healthcare questions free 24/7 for all ages on the general line at (270) 575-2918. For expecting moms and parents of young children, the special StorkLine is available at (270) 575-BABY or you … Continue reading

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