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Beat 16 Summer Health Hazards

Summer's short—with this guide, you won't spend any minute of it sick or injured.
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Stay healthy all summer

by Christine Mattheis

Ah summer! Who doesn't love long days of backyard barbecues and walks on the beach? If you're like us, you don't want to spend even one of those days either sick or injured—or let's face it—worrying about getting sick or injured. So here's our guide to summer hazards, including ones that you can stop worrying about because your chances of encountering them are just about nil (like running into a shark or a brain-eating amoeba) to the legitimately worrisome (hello, foodborne illness and tick bites). Here's how to stay safe, happy, and worry free all summer long.

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