Health highlights from around the Web

If you’re looking for interesting sites or articles for perusal this weekend, take a look at our picks below. Then visit Durham Regional Hospital on Facebook and share your picks with us.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Visit to read stories from stroke survivors and their caregivers. You can also share your story, thank a caregiver and register for the monthly stroke support group.

Man on a bicycleAccording to a recent study, people who tackle diet and exercise at the same time are more successful at becoming healthy than those who make one change at a time. An article in USA Today explains more about the study and its findings.

With patient safety a top priority at hospitals, learn about a study exploring whether ultraviolet light is an effective tool for cleaning and disinfection. In the study, a UV light machine is used in addition to routine cleaning procedures and tools.

Mother applying sunscreen to her daughterSummer vacations are coming soon. Find out what you need to know to be safe before you go to the beach and pool this summer. Topics include healthy snacking, sun protection, swimming and more.

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