Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Greenville is getting ready to experience several days of 100+ temperatures.  Heat related illness is a concern in general in warm weather, but extreme temps up the ante when dealing with potential cases of heat stroke. 

Do you know the signs and symptoms of heat stroke or what to do if someone seems to be having heat related illness problems?  Visit the Mayo Clinic for info on heat stroke and how to prevent it, recognize it, & help someone before it is too late. 

Stay cool Pirates!

Tick removal….a how to guide.

 

Tick

Summer is a great time for camping, gardening, hiking, enjoying the great outdoors….but sometimes, little blood sucking friends like to hitchhike from outside via your skin. There are lots of “home remedies” for removing ticks–using a blown out match, globbing on vaseline, even suffocating the tick in soap to get it to “detatch”.

However, health experts and the CDC recommend a simple grab with tweezers as the best method of removal. Need to learn how to remove a tick? Visit the CDC’s page on tick removal.