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10 Quick Tips for a Healthier, Safer Life

10 Quick Tips for a Healthier, Safer Life

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some things that you can do to protect your health take just minutes, so no more excuses! Here are 10 suggestions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every month. […]

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Health Tip: Cleaning Reusable Water Bottles

Health Tip: Cleaning Reusable Water Bottles

(HealthDay News) — Reusable water bottles often have become part of our everyday gear. But because germs thrive in moist environments, it’s important to clean the bottles properly, says the Water Quality and Health Council. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Here are the council’s suggested alternatives: Open and run the top and container through the […]

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Health Tip: Take Over-the-Counter Medication Wisely

Health Tip: Take Over-the-Counter Medication Wisely

(HealthDay News) — When taken as directed, over-the-counter (OTC) medication can be safe and effective, says the National Council on Patient Information and Education. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To take OTC medication wisely, consumers are urged to: Read the label. Pay special attention to ingredients, directions and warnings. Take only the recommended dose stated […]

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Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion definition and facts Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is one part of the spectrum of heat-related illnesses that begin with heat cramps, progresses to heat exhaustion, and finally to heat stroke. The body cools itself by sweating and allowing that sweat to evaporate. This requires enough fluid in the body to make sweat, air […]

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Health Tip: Cast Care

Health Tip: Cast Care

(HealthDay News) — Broken bones and injured tendons or ligaments can cause significant pain. Casts and splints are designed to help relieve this pain by limiting movement, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To care for your cast properly, the AAFP offers these suggestions: Cover your cast with a […]

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Coming Soon: A ‘Pot Breathalyzer’?

Coming Soon: A ‘Pot Breathalyzer’?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Driving while high on marijuana can be as dangerous and illegal as driving drunk, but unlike alcohol, there’s no way to detect pot on your breath. That could change, however, as University of Pittsburgh scientists are working hard to […]

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Health Tip: Broken Nose Care

Health Tip: Broken Nose Care

(HealthDay News) — After breaking your nose, you should rest, ice it and keep your head elevated, says MedlinePlus. When caring for a broken nose at home, MedlinePlus reminds people: Do not remove any packing or splints unless instructed by your doctor. Take hot showers to breathe in the steam. Clean the inside of your […]