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  • Close up of maquito on human arm
    Bites and Stings
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is spread through mosquitoes, and is a particular threat during the summer and fall months in North America. The Cente...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Keeping Your Husband Healthy, Married couple cooking heart healthy meal for mans diet
    Disease Prevention
    4 Key Steps to Keep Your Hubby Healthy
    Let's face it — between working long hours and being a seemingly invincible superdad, the man in your life could use some help staying healthy. Whether your husband seems like the picture of good health or the poster child for unhealthy habits,...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Lyme Disease
    Removing a Tick and Recognizing Lyme Disease
    Removing a Tick and Recognizing Lyme DiseaseTicks have received a lot of attention over the past several years. Being the transmitters of such deadly diseases as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme Disease, ticks are considered Public Enemy Nu...
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    Disease Prevention
    10 Simple Health Things You Can Check Yourself
    10 Simple Health Things You Can Check Yourself Hop on the scales -- Weighing yourself every month (not every day!) will enable you to spot any changes before your clothes become too tight or even too loose. Look in the mirror -- If your eyes ar...
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    Kidney Stones
    Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. Children
    Kidney Stones on the Rise in U. S. ChildrenIf you need another reason to avoid feeding your children processed and junk food, you've got one: It's a suspected cause of a growing health problem in young children – kidney stones.A recent New York...
    Nancy Witting
  • Diabetes blood sugar test
    Diabetes
    Weight and Diabetes in Kids
    Weight and Diabetes in Kids A study completed in 2004 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 12.5 million (17.1%) of children ages 2-19 in the United States were overweight. From 1999 to 2004, overweight and obesit...
    Julie Deaner
  • Family Life
    Illnesses and Diseases
    Toddler Has Unusual Lump
    Most often these lumps are normal lymph nodes -- "glands" that we all have in various parts of our bodies. ...
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    Migraines/Headaches
    Managing Migraines
    Managing Migraines If you have ever had a migraine headache, you’re well aware of the horrific agony. From severe pain to nausea and vomiting, migraines can be incredibly debilitating. The following list provides you with strategies to lessen...
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    High Cholesterol
    Understanding Your Blood Test
    Understanding Your Blood Test We hear lots of numbers being tossed around when it comes to cardiovascular health, and without a clear understanding of what they mean, this information can be downright overwhelming. Key players include total chol...
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    Diabetes
    Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes
    Eating Smart When You Have Diabetes If you're diagnosed with diabetes, you should definitely seek the nutritional advice of a registered dietitian, preferably one who is certified as a diabetes educator (credentials will read R.D., C.D.E.). The ...
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    Illnesses and Diseases
    Mucus in Infant's Eyes
    Mucus in the eyes may indicate dacrostenosis, which is a blockage of the tear ducts. ...
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    Diabetes
    Learning About Diabetes
    Learning About Diabetes Diabetes is most commonly known as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. However, there are also gestational diabetes and other specific types of diabetes associated with genetic defects, with various diseases that injure the pancr...
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    Cancer
    Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer
    Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer While the role of diet in cancer prevention is still a little murky, there is some promising news on the food front when it comes to these two killers. So far, the most convincing evidence ...
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    High Blood Pressure
    High Blood Pressure: Causes and Remedies
    High Blood Pressure: Causes and Remedies Food for Thought Treating high blood pressure can reduce heart failure by more than 50%, strokes by 35% to 40%, to 25%. For reasons that are not completely understood, salt can play an active role in r...
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    Illnesses and Diseases
    Preventing Illness and Disease
    Preventing Illness and DiseaseWithout question, the most important positive action you can take to prevent illness and disease is exercise. Exercise prevents a long list of diseases that can cause chronic or severe illness, disability, and even d...
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    Ulcers
    Treating Indigestion, Heartburn, and Ulcers
    Treating Indigestion, Heartburn, and Ulcers First Aids Heartburn, sour stomach, indigestion— whatever you call it, it's still the same acidy, sour, unsettling feeling that occurs during or after a meal. There you are, sitting with your family...
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    Heart Problems
    Recognizing and Treating Heat Prostration or Exhaustion
    Recognizing and Treating Heat Prostration or Exhaustion If you notice someone suddenly experiencing any of the following symptoms, you can bet that heat prostration (or exhaustion) has made an unwelcome visit. Sudden high temperature (but less ...
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    Stroke
    The Difference Between Strokes and Heart Attacks
    The Difference Between Strokes and Heart Attacks The National Stroke Association defines a stroke as “a sudden disruption of the blood supply to a part of the brain, which, in turn, disrupts the body function controlled by that brain area.” ...