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  • The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain

    The Safer Way to Ease Post-Surgical Pain

    THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people recovering from surgery or dealing with a painful injury, an expert suggests that there are a number of safer alternatives for managing pain than using potentially addictive opioids. “Today, more than ever before, we have a host of other methods that can effectively lessen pain,” Dr.

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  • How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck

    How to Head Off a Pain in the Neck

    WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Neck pain can sneak up on you over time. While it can be caused by an accident or injury, your everyday posture and body mechanics can also be to blame, from the way you carry a shoulder bag, cradle your phone while multitasking or sit at your desk.

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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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  • Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

    Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

    TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With growing concern about mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, it’s easy to let down your guard when it comes to ticks. But Lyme disease is still a danger, especially in the Northeast and upper Midwest. In fact, it has affected people in almost every state. Lyme disease is

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  • Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

    Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

    “This has to be addressed as a public health problem. This is not normal behavior. This is not a phase,” Biehler said. “This is a real risk. Suicide ideation, suicide attempts, should be taken seriously.”

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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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  • Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths

    Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths

    TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting is a leading cause of disease-related health loss in the United States, a new study says.

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  • Health Tip: Preventing Carpal Tunnel

    Health Tip: Preventing Carpal Tunnel

    (HealthDay News) — Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when pressure is placed on a nerve stretching from the arm to the hand. Often, this is due to stress on the hands and wrists. Adjusting your daily routine can help prevent CTS. NYU Langone Health offers these suggestions: Minimize repetitive hand movements. Keep wrists straight. Alternate

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  • Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

    Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Breast Cancer Risk

    FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While genetics, such as carrying BRCA gene mutations, play a role in who is more likely to get breast cancer, everyday lifestyle factors are involved, too. Research published in JAMA Oncology used data from thousands of women to identify which lifestyle factors in particular could affect a woman’s

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  • Health Tip: Protecting Children from the Flu

    Health Tip: Protecting Children from the Flu

    (HealthDay News) — Flu season is in full swing. Thousands of children under the age of 5 have been hospitalized for the flu in the last decade, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC suggests following these precautions to protect younger children: Keep yourself and the child away from people who

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