Moderation is the key to sun exposure

It is generally healthier to avoid extremes, whether in exercise, work, eating, etc. It is especially true when it comes to sun exposure. The sun has many health benefits, though when we get too much sun, there may be serious health...

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Watching fireworks safely at home

If you want to avoid the crowds and want music with your fireworks, you can enjoy them in the comfort of your own home.  Your local PBS station broadcasts "A Capitol Fourth," a concert followed by fireworks from Washington D.C....

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Fireworks safety

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured on the Fourth of July by consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks—devastating burns, other injuries,...

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Swimming safety

We are surrounded by bodies of water on the South Shore. The ocean is a quick drive from most towns, and ponds and lakes abound. Sadly, swimming, a wonderful recreational activity and great way to beat the summer heat, can...

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Summer Safety – part 3: Take extra care preparing and serving food

During the summer there is an increase in food-borne illnesses for a couple of reasons. One is that bacteria multiply faster in warmer temperatures. The other is because preparing food outside makes safe food handling more difficult. Below are two sites...

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Summer Safety – part 2: Be careful where you put your grill

This photo is from a fire the Duxbury Fire Department responded to earlier this month. When they arrived, flames were shooting over the roof of a one-story house. According to an article on WHDH's website, “Fire departments in Massachusetts responded...

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Summer is finally here; let’s make it a safe one! 

Summer, a time when barbecues, picnics and camping are frequent events, has finally arrived. With the fun of these activities come a few safety concerns. This is the first in a series of tips to help you safely enjoy...

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