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How owning a pet can help improve your overall health

2016-11-28 19:58

Pets can offer real health benefits in addition to love and companionship. Have you considered adopting a pet?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 35 percent of the adult population in this country is obese, and it is causing skyrocketing health care costs for those who h

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4 Tips for Safer Thanksgiving Travel

2016-11-22 15:00

The highways and skies are busier during the holidays. We're all trying to get to our families and most of us will be driving. Here are some tips to get you to your family safely for Thanksgiving.

A grim part of Thanksgiving is that the number of deaths are highest on Thanksgiving and other family holidays.

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Rh-negative pregnancy: Understanding Rhogam shots

2016-11-14 21:23

Do you have an Rh-negative blood type, and are you currently pregnant? If the answer is yes, then you may need Rhogam shots.

In addition to the main blood types that include the categories of O, A, B and AB, it is important to understand the meaning of Rh-negative and Rh-positive.

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How helmets help prevent serious head injuries and deaths in motorcycle crashes

2016-11-08 17:05

Do you always wear a helmet to protect yourself as you ride a motorcycle? If the answer is no, then you may want to pay attention to the following research results.

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma found a significant difference among motorcycle riders who were wearing helmets during crashes co

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How to handle a traumatic brain injury after a bicycle or motorcycle accident

2016-10-26 21:39

If you are dealing with a traumatic brain injury after an accident, then you have to consider the following advice.

The CDC estimates that 1.5 million people in the U.S. experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year.

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How Much Screen Time for Infants and Toddlers? The New Guidelines Are In.

2016-10-24 04:35

Is it okay for your infant or toddler to be exposed to digital media? Here’s a report about the latest guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to integrate screen time in a healthy way for families.

The old guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics was that kids shouldn't have any screen time before age 2―no computers, smart phones, television or video.

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Family leisure at home--natural remedy for family happiness

2016-10-11 06:23

Family leisure which is spent at home taking part in familiar pastimes may be a good route to happiness.

In the pursuit of happiness families often spend a lot of money and time searching for exciting things to do.

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Survive the Hurricane Season with These Recommended Tips

2016-10-05 07:01

Hurricane season is here and NBC news offers these hurricane survival tips. Plus, some recommendations from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on what to do after a hurricane has passed.

Hurricanes are more than heavy rains and strong winds—they are opportunities for disaster when not adequately prepared for what happens during and after a hurricane.

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