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Aug194 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School

If your child has a food allergy, safety prevention belongs at the top of your back-to-school checklist. “Ensuring that parents and school personnel are all on the same page as far as preventing exposures and treating symptoms is critical to keeping food-allergic children safe,” said Dr. B.J. Lanser, director of the Pediatric Food Allergy Program […]

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Aug18A Wilderness Expert’s Keys to Safety in the Great Outdoors

A Wilderness Expert’s Keys to Safety in the Great Outdoors

Some simple steps can reduce danger when you venture into the great outdoors, an expert says. “Knowing your limits, not trying to do too much, knowing where you’re going and what you might encounter there and being aware of the environment you’re in are the best ways to avoid problems outdoors,” said Dr. Henderson McGinnis, […]

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Aug17AHA: Personalized Guidelines for Treating Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

AHA: Personalized Guidelines for Treating Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The growing population of adults with congenital heart disease could soon begin to see more personalized care, according to new guidelines released Thursday. Diagnosis and follow-up care for people over 17 will be based on more than their heart anatomy. It will expand to include how the […]

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Aug17The ‘Right’ Amount of Carbs May Help You Live Longer

The ‘Right’ Amount of Carbs May Help You Live Longer

You’ve probably heard about the high-carb diet and the low-carb diet, but a new study suggests a moderate-carb diet could be the key to longevity. Researchers followed more than 15,000 people in the United States for a median of 25 years and found that low-carb diets (fewer than 40 percent of calories from carbohydrates) and […]

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Aug17A Little ‘Horseplay’ Eases Veterans’ Mind, Body & Soul

A Little ‘Horseplay’ Eases Veterans’ Mind, Body & Soul

U.S. Navy veteran Lisa Conway was having trouble coping with mobility issues related to two newly diagnosed autoimmune diseases when her therapist suggested equine-assisted therapy. “I rode horses mainly as a youngster and a couple of times as an adult. When my therapist suggested equine therapy, I thought, ‘Are you kidding me? How am I […]

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Aug17Maybe It’s Time to Get in the Game

Maybe It’s Time to Get in the Game

Team sports aren’t just for kids. They offer adults a wealth of benefits, including a greater feeling of well-being, reduced stress and a strong sense of community. You have many options for finding an adult club or team-based sport in your area. Your local park and rec department or “Y” might sponsor such activities. The […]

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Aug17Health Tip: Achieve Healthier Hair

Health Tip: Achieve Healthier Hair

(HealthDay News) — Want your hair to look healthier? The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to achieve healthier locks: Wash oily hair more frequently. Wash chemically treated hair less often. As you age, your scalp should make less oil, so you may not need to shampoo as often. Watch for flakes — which may […]

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Aug17Health Tip: Tongue Scrapers Won’t Prevent Bad Breath: Experts

Health Tip: Tongue Scrapers Won’t Prevent Bad Breath: Experts

(HealthDay News) — There is no scientific evidence that tongue scraping will prevent bad breath, the American Dental Association says. Such devices may clean the tongue, but the bacteria that cause bad breath can grow back very quickly, the ADA says. Here’s what it recommends to keep your breath fresher: Brush your teeth twice a […]

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Aug16New Drug of Last Resort Tackles Resistant HIV

New Drug of Last Resort Tackles Resistant HIV

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is typically a manageable infection, but medications that keep the virus at bay don’t work for everyone. Now, researchers have developed a new medication to help them. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug — ibalizumab (Trogarzo) — in March. Phase 3 trial results were published in […]

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Aug16Research Links Long-Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism

Research Links Long-Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism

High levels of exposure to the insecticide DDT in women seems to more than double the risk of autism in their children, new research suggests. The study looked for a link between the development of autism and two common environmental chemicals — DDT and PCBs. PCBs are chemicals that were used in many products, especially […]

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