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Health Tip: Escaping Rip Currents

Health Tip: Escaping Rip Currents

(HealthDay News) — Most beach rescues performed by lifeguards are caused by rip currents — strong currents that can pull swimmers under, says the American Red Cross. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Rip currents can form in any large open area and can be dangerous. To escape a rip current, the Red Cross offers advice: […]

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Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Swimming pools are one of the great joys of summer, but U.S. health officials warn that the chemicals that keep the water pristine can land you in the ER. Between 2008 and 2017, there were more than 4,500 pool chemical-related injuries reported each […]

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Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s a severe nationwide shortage of Type O blood, and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations. The current supply of Type O blood is critically low: Six units are available for every 100,000 people in the United States, […]

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Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice

Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice

(HealthDay News) — Each year, about 18 million adults in the United States report problems with their voice, says the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Latest Prevention & Wellness News From singers to teachers, many people use their voice for work. To prevent chronic voice problems, the agency suggests: Don’t abuse drugs. […]

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Health Tip: If You’re Lost Outdoors

Health Tip: If You’re Lost Outdoors

(HealthDay News) — Preparing for a safe hike outdoors begins with a few pieces of equipment. The American Hiking Society urges hikers to carry a map, compass and emergency whistle at all times. Furthermore, understanding how to use each item is critical. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Despite preparations, hikers do get lost. If you’re […]

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Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

(HealthDay News) — Though traveling with a friend or in a group is safest at night, walking alone may be unavoidable. The best practice for someone walking alone at night is to stay aware and to take precautions, says the University of California at Berkeley. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The police department at UC […]

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Do Doctors Give Better Care in the Morning?

Do Doctors Give Better Care in the Morning?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people do their best work in the morning, and new research suggests the same may hold true for doctors. The study, of nearly 53,000 primary care patients, found that doctors were more likely to order cancer screenings for […]