Wellness

Backyard Fireworks: Burn Prevention and PTSD

night sky full of fireworks

For many of us, the holiday means fun times with family and friends, grilling out and fireworks, of course. But because of that last one, Independence Day is also considered one of the most dangerous holidays of the year.

This year, after months of social distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a very rainy spring and the cancellation of many professional July fourth events, people are more excited than ever to get outside and blow off steam—and fireworks.

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Is It Safe To Visit Grandpa?

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It’s Father’s Day weekend and your dad lives alone in another state. Now that many quarantine restrictions have been lifted, does that mean it’s safe to visit?

Stay Home if You Can

Although Virginia is in “phase two” of lowering restrictions on businesses, the prevention guidelines for individuals and families remain the same:

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Swim Season: Can the Coronavirus Spread Through Water?

underwater image of a boy swimming in a pool with goggles on

While many public pools have decided to remain closed until further notice, some hotels, apartment communities and fitness facilities like Carilion Wellness are working on procedures for how and when they can safely open theirs.

Currently, there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread through the water used in pools. The coronavirus mainly spreads through respiratory droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person.

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