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Health Tip: Campfire Safety

-- Though a campfire is a great place for sing-a-longs and s'mores, it also is prone to mishaps.

Each year, campfire accidents send thousands of people to the emergency room, says the National Fire Protection Association.

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Health Tip: Precautions for Online Dating

-- Millions of Americans use online dating services. When meeting someone first met online in person, it's important to keep some precautions in mind, says the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

RAINN urges online daters to:

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Health Tip: Drinking and Boating Don't Mix

-- In most states, laws for drinking and boating are similar to those governing drinking and driving.

Boating laws apply to most any boat, including canoes, kayaks and rowboats. Alcohol is the top contributor to boating accidents, says the American Addiction Centers.

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Health Tip: Grilling Food 101

-- Summer is prime time for food poisoning, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As temperatures rise, foodborne germs flourish.

To have a safe and enjoyable grilling season, the CDC recommends:

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Health Tip: Insect Sting First Aid

-- For most insect stings, a person can be treated at home, says MedlinePlus. For non-severe reactions, first aid is as follows:

Do not use tweezers. Scrape a straight-edged object across the stinger for removal.

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Meningitis

-- Meningitis can kill a person within hours. So knowing its symptoms may be the difference between life and death, says the Meningitis Research Foundation.

The foundation explains the progression of symptoms:

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Health Tip: Dealing With Motion Sickness

-- Motion sickness can happen when you are in a car, boat, plane or amusement park ride.

People with motion sickness may have nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache among many other symptoms, says the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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