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Is Your Child Ready For Independence? How to Tell

Giving kids a little independence is a wise move – it teaches them important lifelong skills and instills confidence. How to give your child a taste of freedom while instilling the know-how to stay safe.

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The Best Way to Survive Breast Cancer: Catch It Early

One-eighth of all U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It's the most common cancer in women, and is the second deadliest cancer for women, surpassed only by lung cancer. Learn how you can virtually guarantee surviving this disease.

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Why You Should Skip Cold Medicine for Kids

Children catch as many as six to eight colds per year. But before you reach for the over-the counter cold medicines, learn about their potential risks.

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Best Tips to Survive the Fall Ragweed Allergy Season

It’s that time of year again – drippy noses, watery eyes, congestion, coughing and sneezing due to fall seasonal allergies. Learn why ragweed pollen is so annoying to allergy sufferers and what you can do about it.

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The Dangers of Teen Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

Vaping can pose a serious health threat to children. Learn the facts about e-cigarettes and why parents should talk to their children about their potential dangers.

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Low Testosterone Therapy: Is It For You?

Low energy, fatigue, slack muscle tone, not sleeping well – these symptoms are common to many men. But could the cause be low testosterone? Learn about the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy.

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Why Kidney Health is Vital to Your Overall Well-Being

You cannot live without proper renal function, even if the kidneys are assisted artificially. Life would not continue without the many functions these organs perform. Learn more about kidney health.

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How You Can Vaccinate Against Cancer

You can eliminate your -- or your children's -- risk for six types of cancer with the safe and proven vaccine that prevents the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn move about the HPV vaccine.

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