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Tips for Living with Seasonal Plants, Heat and Insects

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As seasonal temperatures rise, people are making plans for getting outside and enjoying warm weather activities like swimming, hiking, golf and camping at the lake. That may be especially true this year as the country seeks a summer of normalcy following 18 months of pandemic restrictions. 

When preparing for outdoor recreation, Michelle Tarbox, M.D., a dermatologist for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, said it’s important to be on the lookout for plants, sun exposure and insects. 




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