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7/15/05

HealthWise at 5 From 7.15

  • Deet Repeat

It may seem like the storm of mosquitos is settling down a little but the threat is still strong, and we still need to protect our family with bug spray when outside. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control, which says read the label when you buy bug spray. Just because it includes DEET doesn't mean you can spray and play outside all day long. The CDC suggests you find out how much DEET is in that repellent, because a product with at least 23% DEET will protect you for about five hours., while a bug spray with 7% DEET will work for only about 2 hours. So, in this case a little DEET is good but more is better.

  • Vitamin Recall

About 12,000 bottles of a multivitamin are under a voluntary recall. They are Nature's Bounty and Natural Wealth Brand multivitamins. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there's nothing wrong with the vitamins just the packaging. Apparently, the multivitamins containing iron are required by law to be in child-resistant containers, and these are not. Something you should be aware of, if you have small children in the house. These vitamins are labeled "Nature's Bounty Multi-Day Multivitamin Plus Iron" or "Natural Wealth Daily Vitamin Plus Iron." You can also look for lot number 60835-06.

  • Christmas Blues Doctors

Remember our physician musicians, seven local doctors who played the Christmas blues to fight cancer? Turns out their CD called "Holiday Blues in Greens" has raised about $22,000 for the American Cancer Society. So, now the group is coming together this Saturday to make more money in the fight against cancer. It's sort of a "Christmas in July" celebration. The Lubbock doctors will be selling the CDs and signing them at Hastings on 50th street Saturday July 16th from 5 to 7 p.m. Again, all the money goes to the American Cancer Society.

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