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Health Tip: Feeling the Effects of Air Pollution

Here's how you may be affected. Pollutants in the air from vehicles, factories and machines can harm your health, especially if you're more sensitive to them. The American Academy of Family Physicians says air pollution may cause: continue reading »

Health Tip: Choose a Day-care Provider Carefully

There are many questions to ask and numerous options to consider when choosing a day-care provider. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these questions continue reading »

Be Cautious When Using Novelty Makeup at Halloween

Painting your face can be a big part of the fun on Halloween and lots of other special occasions. Most of the time people do this without a problem, but not always. Here are some pointers to help keep your fun from leaving you with a rash, swollen eyelids, or other grief. continue reading »

Health Tips:  When Your Child Has a Headache

Children are thought to be no less prone than adults to dull or throbbing pains of the head. The Nemours Foundation mentions these common triggers of headaches in children: continue reading »

Health Tip: Look for Signs of Elder Abuse

Possible symptoms of intentional harm or neglect. Many seniors are frail and unable to fully care for themselves. They are particularly vulnerable to intentional abuse or neglect, the U.S. Administration on Aging says. continue reading »

Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash

Signs that medical attention may be needed. Diaper rash is usually easily treated and isn't a cause for concern. But severe cases may require a doctor's care. continue reading »

Health Tip: Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied?

Here are possible warning signs. Cyberbullying involves harassing, threatening or embarrassing young people through the use of technology, such as computers (especially Facebook) or cell phones continue reading »

Doctor Offers Tips on How to Travel With Kids

Proper planning can help parents keep kids happy and safe while on vacation, expert says. From long plane rides to cramped road trips, family vacations can spell trouble, continue reading »

Health Tip: Cosmetics May Have Side Effects

Suggestions for using them safely. Cosmetic products often contain fragrances and preservatives, which could cause skin problems and other side effects among some users. continue reading »

Health Tip: Prevent Heat-Related Illness

Suggestions to keep your cool. As the weather heats up, illnesses ranging from heat exhaustion to heatstroke become more common. The U.S. National Library of Med continue reading »

Health Tip: Boost Your Immune System

The immune system helps your body fight off germs, protecting you from getting sick. The ADAM Encyclopedia suggests these ways to help support your immune system: continue reading »

Health Tip: Stay Inside When Spring Allergens Are at a Peak

Suggestions to ease seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies can cause itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion and sneezing. The University of Maryland Medical Center continue reading »

Health Tip: Understanding Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Are you more likely to acquire it? Type 2 diabetes occurs when people can't properly convert food to energy that the body's cells can use. Food is broken down into a blood sugar called glucose. continue reading »

Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

What you need for the trip from the hospital. Most babies are ready to leave the hospital within two to five days of birth. For parents, that means a lot of preparation. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should follow this checklist before bringing baby home: continue reading »

Según un Estudio, Mientras Más se Camina Menor Será el Riesgo de Diabetes

10,000 pasos al día cinco días a la semana protege tres veces más que sólo 3,000 pasos por día. Mientras más camine, menos riesgo de diabetes tendrá, afirman investigadores australianos. continue reading »

Reducir el Consumo de Alcohol Durante las Fiestas Navideñas Podría Reducir el Riesgo de C&

La evidencia sugiere que beber en exceso daña las células y podría elevar el riesgo de cáncer. Aunque las fiestas de fin de año con frecuencia incluyen consumo de alcohol, los oncólogos están instando a los fiesteros que celebren con moderación. continue reading »

♪ Sleigh bells Ring, Are You Stressed Out? ♪  Stress Tips For the Holidays

Family, friends, celebrations, and travel— the same things that make the holidays special can also be stressful. Common causes of stress around the holidays are traveling with family, scheduling lots of activities, and budgeting for gifts. continue reading »

Health Tip: What Causes Bed Sores (Pressure Ulcers)?

Pressure ulcers, commonly called bed sores, are wounds that develop on the skin from staying in one position without shifting your weight. People who have just had surgery and aren't able to get out of bed, for e continue reading »

Solving the Sick Day Dilemma

How to know when a malady warrants staying home. We’ve all experienced it: Waking up with that feeling of “I think I’m getting sick” — and then debating over and over in our heads about whether we’re well enough to go to work, or if we’d be better off staying home. continue reading »