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Protect Yourself From Frigid-Weather Emergencies

Protect Yourself From Frigid-Weather Emergencies

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As temperatures plummet across the U.S., people should take steps to prevent weather-related threats to their health, one expert says. Seniors and children are at particular risk, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) warns. “Winter storms raise the risk of car accidents, […]

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Health Tip: What to Do If You Fall

Health Tip: What to Do If You Fall

(HealthDay News) — Tripping over a box or slipping on a wet floor could leave you with a broken bone. And a fall could easily send an older person to the hospital, says the National Institute on Aging. Latest Prevention & Wellness News If you fall, stay calm and follow the agency’s recommendations: Take several […]

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Warning Letter About OTC Drugs Sent to Dollar Store: FDA

Warning Letter About OTC Drugs Sent to Dollar Store: FDA

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Dollar Tree has been sent a warning letter for selling over-the-counter (OTC) drugs made by foreign companies with serious, multiple violations of federal manufacturing laws, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The drugs include Dollar Tree’s Assured Brand OTC drugs and other […]

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Health Tip: Do’s and Don’ts for Calling 911

Health Tip: Do’s and Don’ts for Calling 911

(HealthDay News) — Some 240 million calls are made to 911 in the United States each year, says the National Emergency Number Association. Latest Prevention & Wellness News If you or a loved one needs law enforcement, firefighters or emergency medical help, call that number right away. NENA shares these do’s and don’ts for calling […]

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Plants Will Not Boost Your Home’s Air Quality: Study

Plants Will Not Boost Your Home’s Air Quality: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t count on potted plants to keep your home’s air clean. Dispelling a common belief, researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that natural ventilation does a far better job than houseplants in maintaining air quality in homes and offices. “This has been […]

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Health Tip: A Well-Stocked First-Aid Kit

Health Tip: A Well-Stocked First-Aid Kit

(HealthDay News) — A first-aid kit can help you after an injury or in an emergency. So keeping a first-aid kit in both your car and home is good practice, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Mayo mentions these must-have items for a first-aid kit: A comprehensive first-aid manual. Adhesive tape, gauze, elastic […]

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Health Tip: Ridesharing Safety

Health Tip: Ridesharing Safety

(HealthDay News) — Ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft have become very popular in recent years. Though most companies conduct background checks on prospective drivers, you should still take precautions when using these services, says LIM College. Latest Prevention & Wellness News When ridesharing, the school urges you to: Check the driver’s rating. Avoid […]

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Health Tip: Autumn Driving Safety

Health Tip: Autumn Driving Safety

(HealthDay News) — Wet leaves, fog, sun glare, frost and wildlife are some of the driving hazards that motorists encounter each Autumn, says the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To stay safe while driving at this time of year, PennDot encourages you to: Slow down and use caution, especially where there […]

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AHA News: On Chicago’s South Side, Revitalization Aims for ‘Culture of Health’

AHA News: On Chicago’s South Side, Revitalization Aims for ‘Culture of Health’

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Washington Heights, a historic neighborhood on Chicago’s far South Side, faces the modern-day challenge of boosting health, education and economic opportunities for its residents. At the forefront of this revitalization effort is The Endeleo Institute, and its success stories are multiplying. […]

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Climate Change a ‘Threat to Human Well-Being,’ Scientists Say

Climate Change a ‘Threat to Human Well-Being,’ Scientists Say

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A global coalition of more than 11,000 scientists warns that planet Earth is facing a “climate emergency” that will cause “untold human suffering” unless drastic steps are taken. The warming climate is already taking a toll on human health, […]