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SICK WATCH: More athletic trainers being hired in the workplace

You've decided to take up a more active lifestyle. Along with talking to your doctor, you may also want to meet with an athletic trainer.

SICK WATCH: Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise

Summertime brings a spike in Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, and it comes from a family of enteroviruses. It is highly contagious, commonly affects young children and is easily transmitted.

SICK WATCH - Beware of food poisoning at summer picnics, barbecues

As you head out for summer picnics and barbecues, remember food safety. E. coli infections from food poisoning spike in the summer months.


SICK WATCH: Preventing heat exhaustion

The summer can be dangerous, and doctors say it's important to be alert to signs of overheating or hyperthermia.

SICKWATCH: Doctors offer ways to avoid tick-related illnesses

We are in the heart of tick season, and doctors are encouraging us to take steps to avoid being bitten. An infected tick could carry Lyme Disease, which begins with a rash and can spread to joints, your heart and your nervous system.

SICK WATCH: Swimmer's ear

With kids hitting the pool and "in and out" of the water all day, they may develop an infection called 'swimmer's ear.'

SICK WATCH: Poison Ivy time

You may start scratching if you get near poison ivy. It's very common right now. The oil from the leaves is what causes that reaction.

Heart attack turns inspiration for local family

When we think of heart attack victims, we don't picture a 35-year-old woman who's active, loves running and has no health problems.

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