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Health Tip: Understanding the Tetanus Shot

Health Tip: Understanding the Tetanus Shot

(HealthDay News) — A tetanus vaccine is important for people of all ages, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though rare, people who get the disease can face serious, and possibly deadly, complications. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Tetanus-causing bacteria can be found in dirt, dust and feces. The bacteria often enter […]

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Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips

Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Test strips help millions monitor their health at home, but people should avoid buying strips that are pre-owned or not approved for sale in the United States. Using such strips could lead to incorrect test results that could put people at risk for […]

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Health Tip: Stopping Nosebleeds

Health Tip: Stopping Nosebleeds

(HealthDay News) — Nosebleeds often occur from a leaky blood vessel in the nose, says Harvard Medical School. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Here’s a description of a pinching technique to relieve a nosebleed: Nod your head forward. Place your thumb on one side of your nose and your forefinger on the other. Pinch your […]

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Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding Safety

Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding Safety

(HealthDay News) –Horseback trail riding is a fun, leisure activity for many Americans. However, it is important to follow rules for trail safety, says the Minnesota State Department of Natural Resources. Latest Prevention & Wellness News It encourages people to: Wear a helmet and appropriate footwear. If your horse kicks, tie a red ribbon in […]

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AHA News: Medical School Project Pushes Healthy Habits ‘Beyond Hospital Walls’

AHA News: Medical School Project Pushes Healthy Habits ‘Beyond Hospital Walls’

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — During her third year of medical school, Terry Gao learned how classroom training doesn’t always answer real-world questions — like how to get people to eat better. As part of an internal medicine rotation at a hospital, she treated patients who […]

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Health Tip: Pool Safety

Health Tip: Pool Safety

(HealthDay News) — A tragedy can happen in any swimming pool without proper supervision, says Intermountain Healthcare. Following water safety guidelines can prevent children from drowning. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Intermountain Healthcare urges parents to: Always watch children who are in the water. Be alert. Learn infant and child CPR. Have a phone nearby […]

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Health Tip: Babysitting Emergencies

Health Tip: Babysitting Emergencies

(HealthDay News) — When babysitting, it’s important to know what to do in an emergency, says Safe Sitter. Sometimes, unfortunate incidents can happen, even if you’re careful. Being prepared is the safest precaution for anyone watching children. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Safe Sitter offers this guidance to sitters: For fires and break-ins, stay calm, […]

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For One Man, Too Much Vitamin D Was Disastrous

For One Man, Too Much Vitamin D Was Disastrous

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D is the healthy “sunshine” vitamin, but it can have a dark side, one Canadian man discovered. A team of Toronto physicians reported on the case of a 54-year-old man who developed kidney damage after taking extremely high doses of vitamin D. […]

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Health Tip: When to Cut Down on Caffeine

Health Tip: When to Cut Down on Caffeine

(HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans rely on caffeine for a morning or afternoon energy boost. Latest Prevention & Wellness News However, relying too much on caffeine can cause unpleasant side effects such as migraines, stomach aches and irritability, says Mayo Clinic. Signs you should curb caffeine use are: You drink more than four cups […]

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Voice-Assisted Tech Can Be a Driving Hazard

Voice-Assisted Tech Can Be a Driving Hazard

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risks of using voice-based technology in your car may be greater than you think. Many consider this technology safer than using their hands to operate devices while driving, but it’s not risk-free, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety warns. Mental distractions can […]