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For those of you that live in South Florida, the humidity this past weekend was no joke. If you’re looking for ways to keep cool as we approach the arrival of summer, consider the following tips while you’re outdoors, some of which may seem quite obvious. Stay hydrated. Excessive sweat due to the heat or exercising only reinforces the need to ensure you’re drinking water. Think of your body as though it were an air conditioner of sorts. When you get hot, your internal A/C switches on and you start to sweat. As with an A/C, the coolant needs to...

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Have you ever heard of the chemical N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide? You may recognize it by its more familiar shorthand name of DEET. This active ingredient is found in the majority of insect repellents to help keep mosquitoes away and it’s been around since about the 1940s. If you’ve ever watched videos of how mosquitoes “bite” someone, you’ve likely noticed that they don’t so much bite you. Instead, the female mosquito sticks its straw-like mouth called a proboscis to pierce the skin and draw blood. With that in mind, you may be curious if the same approach is used when there is DEET-enhanced...

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