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June 21, 2017

Yoga and Its Many Benefits

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Dr. Mariah Stump, a certified yoga instructor, explains the various benefits of yoga as we recognize International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Yoga is a physical and spiritual practice that originated over 5,000 years ago in India. In Sanskrit, the term “yoga” comes from the root “yuj,” which means “to join” or “to unite” the body with the mind through purposeful, mindful movement.

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June 20, 2017

Doctor's Orders: Enjoy Summer, Safely

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Summer officially begins on June 21! If that actually means we will have sunny, warm weather or not, we’ll see. Hopefully, it will mean spending lots of time outdoors, enjoying all that this beautiful state has to offer. Whether you love hiking, fishing, sailing or just spending more time working in the yard, get outside and enjoy!

As a fellow Rhode Islander, I’ll also be out there. But as an emergency physician and medical toxicologist, I want to call your attention to being safe all summer long!

Here are some basic topics to keep an eye on throughout the summer:

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June 15, 2017

Safe Driving: Don’t Let Your Mind Wander!

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Reading a text message for five seconds at 55 mph means you are looking down at your phone for the length of a football field. A lot can happen in that distance.

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June 12, 2017

Protect Those Peepers: Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses

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Summer is finally here! 

As we enjoy the sun’s rays, let’s also remember to protect our eyes with a good pair of sunglasses! 

Ultraviolet (UV) rays are known to cause eye damage, including:

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June 9, 2017

Summer Skin Safety

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Summer is on our doorsteps, and most of us are eager to get outside to enjoy the nice weather.

With longer days and more sunlight hours, don’t forget to prioritize your skin health! 

Here are some tips for protecting your skin during this season:

1.       Hydrate

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June 21, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/yoga-and-its-many-benefits
June 20, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/doctors-orders-enjoy-summer-safely
June 15, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/safe-driving-don%E2%80%99t-let-your-mind-wander
June 12, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/protect-those-peepers-tips-choosing-best-sunglasses
June 9, 2017
https://www.lifespan.org/news-events/lifespan-blog/summer-skin-safety