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Summer can bring hot temperatures, and working or playing in the heat can be dangerous. As you head out this summer, remember to take precautionary measures to prevent heat-related injuries when you're far from climate-controlled environments.

  1. When temps rise, remember these heatstroke prevention tips

    Time outdoors is time well spent throughout the year, but it’s especially enjoyable during the summer. Hiking, fishing, boating and other warm-weather activities can renew your appreciation for nature. They also are good for physical and mental health. Sometimes when people are having fun outside in the summer, they don’t realize they’re becoming overheated. If…

  2. How to Store Vegetables to Keep them Fresh

    Storing leafy greens to keep them fresh Leafy greens stay fresh longer if they’re rinsed, wrapped in a paper towel or tea towel, and refrigerated in a container or sealed plastic bag.   You can do this with lettuce greens, Bok choy, Swiss chard, kale, and spinach. Time saving tip – Washing and storing leafy greens as soon as…

  3. Natural Remedies for Everyday Illnesses

    Natural remedies for cough and sore throat Tea – teas with ingredients like licorice and slippery elm have throat-coating properties that help reduce irritation. Honey – its throat-coating properties can soothe sore throats and suppress coughs. Have some on a spoon or stir it into tea. Echinacea* – can reduce the duration of cold symptoms,…

  4. Prevent Fires

    Learn About Fires Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames. Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100…