July 2009 News Tips

Try a bleach bath for eczema relief
New research is now validating the age-old practice of adding a capful of bleach to bathwater in order to help relieve itchy symptoms of eczema. Read More

Always designate someone to watch not swim with young swimmers
Many children narrowly escape drowning during summertime celebrations held near water. Even if lifeguards are on duty, designating an adult water watcher could easily prevent a tragedy, says Dr. Steven Kernie, associate professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Read More

Treat yourself to a picnic sans Salmonella
Salmonella doesn’t respect hot-weather holidays. Picnics and parties during the summertime can provide the ideal climate for growth of this bacteria, which can lead to food poisoning, says Dr. Kurt Kleinschmidt, professor of emergency medicine and toxicologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Read More

Know the warning signs for type 1 diabetes
When Sonia Sotomayor was named Supreme Court nominee, the type 1 diabetes community seized the news as proof that diabetes is no longer a life-limiting condition. Read More


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