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outdoors

The prudent pyre

It wouldn't be a graduation party without a bonfire—but safety should remain a top priority amid all the festivities.

The kissing bug—cause for concern?

The insect carries parasites that cause Chagas disease, a flu-like illness that can be fatal. But it's most often contracted in Central and South America.

Stay sun smart—shun the rays

At the height of the day, seek shade, wear protective clothing and apply lotion that's SPF 30 or higher.

Sneezin’ season has sprung

With vigilance and some well-planned actions, you can reduce your family's exposure to seasonal irritants.

Those perilous pooches

For elderly Americans, dog walking is about as enjoyable as it gets when it comes to exercise—just remember to factor in the risks for falls.

Allergic to red meat? Blame a tick

Scientists continue to uncover the biomechanics of tick bites—and their findings suggest these little monsters pose even more trouble than once thought.

In fitness, there’s virtue to variety

Cross-training, which mixes various exercises, can help reduce injury and deliver maximum results in weight loss and strength-building.

Boost your workout—head outdoors

A natural environment is healthier and it can up the physical challenge with uneven terrain and changing surfaces.

Growing menace: Asian longhorned tick

The invasive species has already made itself known in more than nine states.

Spring has sprung—dig in!

A homegrown garden isn’t just about fresh food. It’s also time well spent on health and fitness.

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