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10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Wildfires

( - This past weekend brought fierce Santa Ana Winds to Southern California that are expected to last all week. As of this writing, major fires are burning in Ventura County and other areas within Los Angeles County.

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:38:11 PM

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Is Your Salon Making You Sick?

( - Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more instances of dermal and fungal symptoms than those who visit less often....

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:57:51 AM

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Discrimination Harms Your Health – and Your Partner’s

( - EAST LANSING, Mich. – Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well

Dec 8, 2017 - 2:39:09 PM

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Have the Hiccups?

( - Hiccups may result from a large meal, alcoholic beverages or sudden excitement. In some cases, hiccups may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

Dec 6, 2017 - 2:30:38 PM

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Understanding and Preventing Gangrene

( - I have heard that a stubbed toe can lead to gangrene in some individuals. Is that true? What are the signs of gangrene, and how can it be avoided?

Dec 5, 2017 - 12:28:13 PM

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How to ‘Stop the Bleed’ and Save a Life

( - Mass shootings such as the one in Las Vegas earlier this fall have highlighted the need for bystanders to learn first aid techniques to stop bleeding.

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:48:47 PM

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Tips To Help You Get Ahead Of Sepsis

( - Each year, more than 1.5 million Americans develop a life-threatening condition called sepsis and at least 250,000 die as a result.

Nov 30, 2017 - 11:47:46 AM

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5 Tips for Cooking with Healthier Oils (VIDEO)

( - Your body needs some fat to function normally. However, not all fats are created equal, and it’s wise to choose the healthier options whenever possible.

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:03:09 AM

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Nutritional Deficiency in Pregnancy: Tips for Mothers-To-Be

( - New York, NY, November 29, 2017 – It's often said that a pregnant woman must eat for two. While that old adage doesn't give a mother-to-be license to overeat, it does reflect the fact that she is responsible for her baby's nutrition.

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:48:38 AM

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Understanding Liposuction

( - How long are the effects of liposuction supposed to last, and how does it affect the skin around it? Is it true that if you get liposuction in one area of the body, the fat will eventually move to another area?

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:27:21 PM

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Antibiotics in Farm Animals (VIDEO)

( - The World Health Organization is urging countries to restrict the use of antibiotics in food animal production.

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:55:08 PM

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What Do You Know About the Common Cold?

( - The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It's usually harmless, although it might not feel that way.

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:41:55 PM

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Amazon Alexa offers Mayo Clinic First Aid

( - Amazon Alexa is giving voice to the first-aid information on

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:07:29 PM

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Water Baths as Good as Bleach Baths for Treating Eczema

( - CHICAGO - For patients suffering from eczema (atopic dermatitis), dermatologists will sometimes recommend bleach baths to decrease bacterial infection and reduce symptoms.

Nov 16, 2017 - 11:21:05 AM

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More than a Quarter of a Million Americans were Treated in the ER for Toy-related Injuries in Just One Year

( - CHICAGO (Nov. 16, 2017) – Last year, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a report stating that there were an estimated 254,200 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:38:16 AM

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Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

( - Thanksgiving is known for quality time around the table with friends and family — and for its large portions of indulgent dishes.

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:34:03 AM

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Spice Things Up to Lower Salt Intake (VIDEO)

( - Could a spicy diet reduce your daily salt intake? Yes, according to a study published in Hypertension. It shows eating spicy food may have your brain craving less salt.

Nov 9, 2017 - 3:05:54 PM

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A History of Kidney Stones May Contribute to Certain Complications During Pregnancy

( - New Orleans, LA  — Results from a new study suggest that a history of kidney stones may indicate an increased risk for metabolic and hypertensive complications during pregnancy

Nov 6, 2017 - 12:07:11 PM

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Firearm Injuries Becoming More Severe

( - Atlanta, GA, Nov. 6, 2017 – New research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that the severity of firearm injuries has increased over the past 20 years, among those hospitalized for their injuries.

Nov 6, 2017 - 10:31:06 AM

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Your Bones Affect Your Appetite—and Your Metabolism!

( - Your skeleton is much more than the structure supporting your muscles and other tissues. It produces hormones, too. And Mathieu Ferron knows a lot about it.

Nov 1, 2017 - 12:03:51 PM

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Recycle Pumpkins
( - Pumpkins are bright, beautiful, and an essential part of Halloween. While they are ripe, they are utilized for a variety of things during the harvest season.
Nov 1, 2017 - 10:32:03 AM

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Are You Storing Your Glucose Test Strips Properly? — How to Store Test Strips

( - Whether you’re living with Type I or Type II diabetes, testing your blood glucose is an integral aspect of managing your condition.

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:54:42 PM

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Hand Surgeons Provide Update on Wild Animal Bites

( - Injuries from wild animals are relatively uncommon, with a risk of unusual infections and other potentially severe complications

Oct 30, 2017 - 11:05:57 AM

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What Works for a Cold and What Doesn’t

( - cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable.

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:28:02 PM

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Patient Comments Now Included With Profiles in Rush’s Physician Directory

( - Rush University Medical Center is one of only a handful of academic medical centers across the country to make patient comments about their doctors publicly available in its online physician directory.

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:41:43 AM

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Is It True that Caffeine is Dehydrating?

( - It is true that caffeinated drinks can contribute to your daily fluid requirement.

Oct 23, 2017 - 11:53:54 AM

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Like it Or Not: Broccoli May be Good for the Gut

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:25:23 PM

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Stop a Nosebleed in 4 Steps

( - Most nosebleeds aren't serious and will stop on their own or by following self-care steps.

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:23:30 AM

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Don’t Be Left In The Dark: The Light Bulb Revolution Is Here

( - American consumers are about to experience a game-changer in terms of lighting their homes, energy efficiency experts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency predict.

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:41:45 AM

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Our Calculator Will Guess How Many Healthy Years of Life You Have Left

( - As the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until death is often within an individual’s control.

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:59:32 AM

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Johns Hopkins Finds Training Exercise That Boosts Brain Power

( - One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found.

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:42:29 AM

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Nearly Half of U.S. Medical Care Comes From Emergency Rooms

( - Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM).

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:01:17 AM

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Doctor Reminds Families to Carve with Care (VIDEO)

( - More than half of Halloween injuries involve pumpkin carving, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:46:34 AM

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One in Five Witness Someone Collapse Who Requires CPR but the Majority Do Not Act

( - An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority of people do not act, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (1).

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:58:18 AM

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Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 16, 2017 – As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment.

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:36:51 AM

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Is Rushing Your Child to the ER the Right Response?

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich.
—  If a child gets a small burn from a hot pan, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may struggle to decide whether to provide first aid at home or rush them to the hospital, suggests a new national poll.

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:28:13 AM

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Choosing Between Work and Breastfeeding in Haiti

( - New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:34:24 AM

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Following Up with A Primary Care Physician Isn’t So Easy

( - WASHINGTON — Patients discharged from the emergency department with instructions to follow up with primary care within 7 days were only able to do so 30 percent of the time on average

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:03:12 AM

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5 Helpful Tips For Staying Fit And Fantastic After Age 50

( - About one in every three Americans is age 50 or older. If you or someone you care about is among them—or hopes to be someday—it may be wise to heed these five hints on keeping healthy, active and pain-free as you age.

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:49:33 AM

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Head-to-toe Tips for a Safer Halloween (VIDEO)

( - Injuries can end up being the Halloween trick nobody wants. Every year, ill-fitting costumes are blamed for cuts, lacerations and fractures that send disappointed trick-or-treaters to the emergency department.

Oct 12, 2017 - 10:41:50 AM

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