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All Posts Tagged: outdoor tips

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Poison Ivy: Recognize, Avoid, & Treat

By: Denise Roark, Pharm.D. Poison ivy is native to North America and grows in every one of the lower 48 states except California.  It grows mainly in clusters on the edges of woodland, where there is plenty of sunlight for it to grow.  It is characterized by clusters of three leaflets, each growing on its […]

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Leaves of Three, Let It Be!

By: Trenton Dunn, Pharm.D. Many of us in Arkansas may have heard this line once or twice as we grew up and played outside or even as we venture outdoors as adults, “leaves of three, let it be.” This sage advice specifically deals with the plants having a hallmark three leaves that protrude from a […]

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Getting Sick from a Tick

The weather is warming up, the spring rain showers are coming, and that means the people of Northwest Arkansas are going outside to play in full force. But the beautiful weather also means one of our least-favorite critters is making the rounds: the tick. Today, we are going to take a look at how ticks […]

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Tick Bite Prevention

By: Gary Fancher, PD Tick bites are possible all year here in the Ozarks, but are more prevalent in the warmer spring and summer months because of increased  vegetation and outdoor activities by larger numbers of people. There are a number of things we can do to reduce the chances of getting a tick bite and there are […]