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Tips to Protect against heat stroke

Preventing Heatstroke in Children

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Temperatures are soaring here in the Old Pueblo and while our little Tucsonans can be tough tykes, they’re still susceptible to extreme heat and succumbing to heatstroke, more so than most adults. Why are kids more susceptible to heat? Children’s smaller mass to surface area ratio children can lose fluid more quickly than adults and become dehydrated. Children also have a…

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Take Action – Stopping Whooping Cough in its Tracks.

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“They think it’s pertussis,” my colleague managed to spit out between coughing fits. Heavily pregnant, my due date within weeks, I couldn’t remember when I’d last had a booster vaccine. What would it mean for my newborn baby if I was infected with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough? I moved away from the group quickly, beyond angry  at being…

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