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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT WEARING CONTACTS IN THE POOL
contact.lensWe’ve all done it. It’s too much of a hassle to take them out beforehand, and who wants to look like a total noob wearing goggles the entire time you’re in the pool?

Well, we spoke with Dr. Timothy Gibbons, optometrist at University of Utah Health Care, and he gave us some reasons why those noobs might be on to something.

Read the full story here.

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SPOT THE SIGNS OF HEAT STROKE

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Temperatures have already soared into the triple digits this summer. “Heat exhaustion is a condition where your body is overheated due to high temperatures outside, dehydration and overexertion,” says Scott McIntosh, MD, an emergency room physician at University of Utah Health Care.

The four best ways to prevent heat exhaustion are:

  • Avoid being outdoors during the hottest part of the day.
  • Limit outdoor activities and take breaks.
  • Hydrate before, during and after exposure.
  • Wear light-colored, breathable clothing.

Learn the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and what to do if you or a loved one is at risk.

How much do you know about heat-related illnesses? Test your knowledge and find out.