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JUNE 2010
Five Ways to Avoid a Heat Emergency
Extreme heat can do more than make you feel hot and uncomfortable. It can put you and your loved ones at risk for heat stroke. A little prevention can go a long way in keeping you safe this summer.
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ER or Urgent Care? When to Go Where
Confused about the difference between an Emergency Room and an Urgent Care facility? Roper St. Francis experts help clarify which is best when sudden injury or illness strikes.
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Don't Let Summertime Heat Become Deadly
Sweating in the hot sun is no fun. But perspiring is how your body cools itself in extreme temperatures. Certain factors, such as humidity, can throw off this cooling system. The result: a heat-related illness. Learn what warning signs you should look out for.
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A Little Pre-Planning Can Help Keep You Safe While Having Fun in the Sun
Life’s a beach. If you’re going to the pool or local swimming hole, avoid any mishaps by taking a few precautions.
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Prevent Dehydration in Your Little Athlete
When it comes to hard play and your child, how best can you make sure she stays hydrated?
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Five First Aid Mistakes to Avoid
If someone you love needs first aid, the last thing you want to do is make the situation worse. Keep a cool head and act wisely by learning these five first aid “don’ts” so that you’re prepared in the event of an emergency.
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Recipe of the Month

Recipe ImageYou want to eat healthier, but you love those good ole recipes passed down from generation to generation. From appetizers to desserts to good nutritional tips, each month a yummy recipe will be featured as our 'Recipe of the Month'. Each recipe has been modified for healthier eating and living.
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We are excited to be opening the Lowcountry’s newest hospital, Mt. Pleasant Hospital. All new positions will be posted online in late Summer/early Fall 2010 at
Breast Cancer Screening
We are offering breast cancer screenings at Roper Hospital, 1st Floor Ambulatory Surgery, on June 24, 5-7 p.m. for women over the age of 18 who have not had a clinical breast exam within the last 12 months. Call 402-CARE to register. Click to learn more about this and the recent
Screening Guidelines for Breast Cancer.

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