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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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5 Things You Need to Know About Measles

Measles is a very contagious viral illness. It's also known as rubeola, and causes a distinct rash and a fever. What you need to know about this disease.

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Working to Improve the Value of Health Care

What if health care focused less on healing in the hospital and more on keeping you healthy at home? And what if everyone in the health care system were aligned to provide the greatest value for your health care dollar?

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5 Winter Health Hazards and How To Avoid Them

Winter can carry -- with slippery ice, snow-filled driveways and overheated indoor air -- the potential for health concerns, both major and minor. Find out how to avoid these safety hazards.

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6 Simple Goals to Get You On the Path Toward Better Health

We have to start somewhere in our journey to enhance the quality and quantity of our life. How about focusing on numbers?

Is It Strep Throat? How to Tell

Your child is saying that his or her throat hurts, but how do you know if it's something more serious, like strep throat? Check out our symptom guide.

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Cold vs. Flu Symptoms: How to Tell the Difference

Feeling sick, but not sure what it is you have? Refer to this cheat sheet to sort out cold symptoms vs. flu symptoms.

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