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  • 7 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Your Home

    7 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Your Home

    In the kitchen, keep knives sharp — the extra effort needed to use a dull knife can lead to cuts if your hand slips.

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  • Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash

    Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash

    (HealthDay News) — Fruits or vegetables with a skin should always be washed before eating. But other foods shouldn’t be washed, says the United States Department of Agriculture. Washing raw poultry, beef, pork, lamb or veal before cooking is not a good idea, the agency says. Bacteria in raw meat and poultry juices can be

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  • Health Tip: Avoid Feeding These Foods to Pets

    Health Tip: Avoid Feeding These Foods to Pets

    (HealthDay News) — As millions of pet owners in America can attest, pets can make a great addition to your family. But it’s important to know that some people foods could harm a furry friend, says the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Toxic-to-pet foods can include, but are not limited to:

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  • Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones

    Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones

    (HealthDay News) — One in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives, says the National Kidney Foundation. Kidney stones are hard objects that are produced from chemicals in urine. Symptoms can range from lower back pain, bloody urine, vomiting or fever and chills. Possible causes of kidney stones are

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  • Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

    Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

    Memory loss is common, but should not be taken lightly, says Mayo Clinic. If you have difficulty remembering things, Mayo Clinic offers a few simple ways to sharpen your memory.

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  • Health Tip: Causes of Lightheadedness

    Health Tip: Causes of Lightheadedness

    (HealthDay News) — Feeling woozy or lightheaded is often rooted in a simple cause, says Harvard Medical School. Common reasons for faintness include: Dehydration. Medication side effects. Sudden drop in blood pressure. Low blood sugar. At its most serious, faintness could be a sign of heart attack or stroke. If you suspect you’re having a

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  • Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding Safety

    Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding Safety

    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.

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  • Health Tip: Taming Allergies

    Health Tip: Taming Allergies

    (HealthDay News) — To prevent allergic reactions — from latex to pollen — having an allergy management plan is essential, says the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The AAFA asks people to: Avoid contact with allergens. Take medicines as prescribed. Keep epinephrine with you if you are at risk for anaphylaxis. Keep a diary

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  • Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

    Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

    (HealthDay News) — Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council on Aging. Though the number is staggering, most falls are preventable, the council says. The council encourages elderly people to: Find a balance and exercise program. Speak with a health care provider.

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  • Health Tip: Food Safety for Travelers

    Health Tip: Food Safety for Travelers

    (HealthDay News) — Foodborne illness is often preventable, yet millions of people become sick from this, says the World Health Organization. The organization’s “Five Keys to Safer Food” are: Wash your hands before handling/consuming food. Separate raw and cooked food. Cook food thoroughly. Keep food below 5 degrees C or above 60 degrees C. Avoid

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