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Latex Allergies

The term “latex” refers to the protein in the sap of the Brazilian rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). It also refers to “natural rubber products” made from that sap. Latex is in many everyday products: balloons rubber bands condoms and diaphragms rubber household gloves rubber balls bandages and more Contact with these products can cause an […]

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Have a Blast This 4th of July: Safety Tips & More

Download a printable version of this blog post. Each year, emergency departments in the United States treat approximately 7,000 patients for injuries caused by fireworks.  Injuries from fireworks can range from burns to more serious medical problems like cuts and amputations. In severe cases, consequences from fireworks use can result in death. Protect yourself and your family by […]

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