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BBQ breakdown: Health risks of some summertime staples

BBQ breakdown: Health risks of some summertime staples

Barbecue season is in full swing. And though some may prefer meatless options, summertime staples like hot dogs and hamburgers still occupy a good bit of paper plate real estate. While these classics have been the centerpiece of many American BBQs for decades, the harsh reality is that they remain some of the unhealthiest choices. Here Penn experts in nutrition dissect some of this typical barbecue fare.

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The ice cream conundrum

The ice cream conundrum

Penn researchers explain what happens when ice cream and other frozen treats cause “brain freeze” and tooth sensitivity.

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Why are dogs afraid of fireworks?

Why are dogs afraid of fireworks?

Why are dogs afraid of fireworks and thunderstorms? As Carlo Siracusa of Penn Vet explains, loud, sudden, unpredictable noises cause these animals stress. Don’t punish the behavior derived from the fear, he says. Rather offer comfort by doing an activity they love or providing them a “safe haven” that helps them wait it out.

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Skin and summer sports: The importance of self-exams

Skin and summer sports: The importance of self-exams

Whether it’s a high-tech solution or an old-fashioned look in the mirror, recognizing changes on the skin is the key to early detection of melanoma. Once a patient spots something that looks suspicious, it’s important to take action right away.

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Our summer focus is…summer!

Just as we did with our brain-research month this past April, for the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring research stories related to summer from brain freeze to insect-borne illness and much more.

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