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  • A hand grabbing a pinch of snuff

    Smokeless Tobacco: Tips on how to stop

    Smokeless tobacco products are just as bad for you as smoking. They can lead to health problems including cancer. Resources… flat sheets, toothpick-shaped sticks, or Tic-Tac-shaped pellets. Why is it important to quit? Smokeless tobacco contains nicotine, which is addictive. Nicotine changes the way you…

  • Doctor listens to the lung of a young girl with croup cough using a stethoscope

    Croup

    Croup is caused by a respiratory virus and causes children, usually age 5 and younger, to have a barking… cough associated with croup is caused by inflammation of the upper trachea as a result of the virus. Symptoms of croup In addition to the barking…

  • Cat and Dog Bites

    Cat and dog bites are common injuries. A family pet or a stray animal could bite you. But you can… a sterile bandage to the wound. Keep the wound elevated above your heart to prevent swelling and infection. Severe bites may require additional medical attention…

  • Drowning

    Drowning occurs when you get water in your lungs, and is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in the… closing and self-latching gates that open outward. All gate latches should be higher on the fence than a child can reach. Additionally, consider adding alarms…

  • Health Guides: Health is a State of Mind and Body

    Adopting healthy habits allows you to take charge of both your physical and mental health, as well as positively influencing… Any lifestyle change is a “work in progress.” Lasting changes take time. So, begin by setting small goals that are easy to add to your…

  • Boy and girl holding hands

    Talking to Your Kids About Virginity

    Making the choice to stay a virgin is a big commitment. It affects your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well… should have an ongoing dialogue with your kids on these topics. You can start at a young age with basics about sexuality. Add details and…

  • Pregnant woman balancing bowl of salad on belly

    Healthy Eating and Pregnancy

    Eating healthy is more critical than ever during pregnancy. You’re making healthy choices for two. Your food should reflect… from keeping liquids down. There are medicines that can help relieve morning sickness. Also, your doctor may direct you to take some additional vitamins and minerals. These…

  • Collection of the tools you need to lose weight, including water, healthy snacks, fitness equipment, and a scale

    What You Should Know Before You Start A Weight-loss Plan

    Trying to lose weight is a good thing, but there are several factors that can affect your efforts to drop… weight. These include making changes to your diet, exercise, and lifestyle. There are tools and tips to keep you on track. In addition, you should…

  • Prescription and OTC Drug Abuse

    The abuse of both prescription and over-the-counter medicines is an epidemic. Ask your doctor how to safely treat pain to… in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opiod Use (2015). Source for pregnant patient treatment: Coffa and Snyder, 2019. Things to consider Opioid addiction is a…

  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a rare disease that irritates and inflames the blood vessels in your skin… bruises or reddish-purple spots. The rash can occur on your buttocks, around your elbows, or on your legs and feet. In addition to the rash, HSP can cause:…

  • Happy Parents with Newborn Baby

    Becoming Parents: What It Means for Couples

    Having a baby changes many things at home, including your relationship with your partner. Use these tips to help you… the childcare responsibilities with your partner. This will help you appreciate one another. It also gives each of you a break. In addition, it is…

  • Senior man with heat exhaustion cools his head with a wet cold cloth

    Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

    Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious conditions. Learn the warning signs of these heat-related illnesses, as well as how to… Pale or cold skin Weakness and/or confusion Dizziness Headache Nausea or vomiting Fast heartbeat Dark-colored urine, which indicates dehydration In addition to these symptoms, warning…

  • Five small white bowls, each filled with a different sugar substitute, sitting on a white table

    Sugar Substitutes

    Sugar substitutes are chemical or plant-based substances used to sweeten foods and drinks. You may have heard them called “artificial… level of sweetness. Some sugar substitutes are low in calories. Others have little to no calories. Sugar substitutes are regulated as food additives by the…

  • close-up of generic laxative or stool softener caplets commonly used to treat constipation

    Laxatives: OTC Products for Constipation

    Constipation can usually be treated with medicines called laxatives. Many laxatives are available over-the-counter (OTC)… several different kinds of laxatives. Each one works a different way. These are the most common types. Bulk-forming laxatives These laxatives add “soluble” fiber to the stool. This causes the…

  • pregnant woman with back pain

    Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Back pain during pregnancy is common and varies in severity… changes that occur in your body. Pressure on back muscles As your baby grows, your uterus expands and becomes heavier. This puts added weight on your back muscles. You may find yourself leaning backward or…

  • Keeping Your Heart Healthy

    A healthy heart is central to overall good health. Embracing a healthy lifestyle at any age can prevent heart disease… to boost your mood. You’ll have more energy and less stress. If you aren’t sure where to begin, try to add just one healthy aspect…

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  • Birthing Classes

    Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan… for new parents, though. There are also “refresher” classes for parents who have older children but are expecting a new baby. In addition to providing…

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