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Tick Diseases Are On the Rise: Here's How to Avoid Them

When heading outdoors to be at one with nature this summer, keep in mind you’re likely to be in the company of ticks. The tick population is growing and tick-borne diseases are on the rise in Ohio and elsewhere.

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Best Ways to Avoid Infection, Illness When You Swim

Whenever you wade into a lake, pond, creek or swimming pool to splash and cool off, you run the risk of encountering microorganisms that could make you sick.

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5 Vaccines Recommended for Adults Age 65 and Older

Vaccines are particularly important for older adults. Risks to certain diseases are higher for this age group since it can be more difficult to fight off infections as your immune system naturally weakens as you get older.

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How To Manage the Health Challenges of Your 50s and Beyond

You’ve successfully navigated through all the personal, professional and financial challenges that life can throw at you. Make the most of it – and help ensure more years to come – by keeping your body and mind healthy and active.

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No Break for Seasonal Allergies: Severe Pollen is the New Normal

Since 1990, warming temperatures have made pollen seasons longer and pollen counts higher across North America, says a new study. It's bad news for people who are affected by seasonal allergies.

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Long-Haul COVID-19: Lingering Health Problems Even With Mild Symptoms

Medical researchers are just beginning to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19. Evidence is showing that even people with mild symptoms of COVID-19 may suffer health problems for weeks or months afterward.

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Your Nails Can Say a Lot About Your Health

There’s a lot more to fingernails and toenails than pruning and polishing. Your nails actually serve as a window to your health. Learn what changes in your nails should be mentioned to your primary care provider.

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Turning 40? It's Time to Get Serious About Health Screenings

The oldest millennials celebrate a milestone as they officially enter their 40s this year. If you are among them, you’re also entering a time of life when health screenings become ever more important.

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