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Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion: What You Need to Know

If you’re out in the hot, humid weather of summer, be watchful for symptoms of heat stroke and symptoms of heat exhaustion. Heat-related illnesses are brought on by dehydration and extreme exposure to sunshine, humidity and heat.

HPV podcast

The Vaccine That Can Keep Your Child From Getting Cancer

If you could vaccinate your kids against cancer, would you? Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) has been shown to cause cancer, many parents don’t vaccinate their children against HPV, a common infection spread by skin-to-skin contact.

fireworks safety

Best Tips for July 4th Fireworks Safety -- And Some Surprising Fireworks Facts

The Fourth of July is a day for fun, family and fireworks! But thousands of people seek emergency room treatment every year for injuries related to July 4th fireworks. Learn how you and your family can stay safe.

antidepressants and opioids

Taking Antidepressants With Opioid Results in Less Pain Relief, Study Says

The findings have important implications for the opioid epidemic, suggesting that some patients suspected of drug-seeking may in fact be under-medicated and simply are seeking more effective pain relief.

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Ladies: Get Started on the Path to Your Best Possible Health

Single, married, a mother or not: if you’re a female, you have unique health and wellness needs. Learn which tests and screenings can help you maintain your health.

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How You Can Get Help For Your Hernia

“I’m going to give myself a hernia!” You may have said something like that as you lifted a heavy object. Although said in jest, it’s true that incorrectly lifting a heavy object can cause a hernia.

lyme disease

5 Tips to Avoid Lyme Disease -- And How to Remove a Tick

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through infected ticks, but the insects are tiny and you might not feel their bite. How to protect yourself against ticks and the diseases they carry.

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Seasonal Allergies: 7 Tips to Tame Them

Millions of people are affected every year by seasonal allergies brought on by pollen in spring. Learn what you can do to guard against exposure to this dust-like substance that causes allergy symptoms.

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