It may have started as a daily habit or just something you thought you were supposed to do from time to time, but your doctor would rather you not clean your ears with cotton-tipped swabs and here’s why. Every year, more than 12 million people visit their health care provider with complaints of “impacted or excessive cerumen” – also known as a pretty serious earwax problem.
For many Americans they are unsightly, obtrusive and offensive. The lanky intruders inducing a sudden tinge of panic at first sight remind us that Mother Nature is really all around us (despite our best intentions to keep what lives outside out) and that the fear of spiders is one of the most common fears we hold. Though we try to keep our distance from them most of the time, an inopportune meeting at the bottom of a shoe or beneath that once stowed away blanket may lead to that dreaded spider bite.
It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the lake! Whatever great plans you have this holiday, safety is always important. Here are a few steps you can follow to keep your family safe.
FIREWORKS SAFETY The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show. Many states outlaw most fireworks – no fireworks within Tulsa County! If someone is setting fireworks off at home, they should follow these safety steps: