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Fast Facts: Five things you need to know about Chikungunya

With the several cases of Chikunguna now confirmed in Texas, we checked in with infectious disease expert Dr. Scott Lillibridge, who provided us with the basics of the mosquito-borne viral disease and what preventative measures we can take to keep from becoming it's next victim.

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It’s not just about the waistline

It’s not just about the waistline

Dietary choices can have unintended side effects in the mouth and throughout the body, a dental hygienist and registered dietitian explains.

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6 Important facts about choosing a sunscreen

The sun can cause skin damage in as little as 15 minutes. With skin cancer being the most common form of cancer in the United States, it’s important to know what sunscreen is best for you.

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Managing medications: how to build a medication list

Emergencies can occur at any time or place—whether it’s a health emergency or a natural disaster. It’s often difficult to prepare for the unexpected, but keeping an updated list of medications could be a lifesaver during an emergency.

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Supporting digestion: 4 ways to help gut bacteria thrive

There are trillions of microbes living in our digestive system, producing compounds that support our overall health. These natural compounds in our GI tract help prevent chronic inflammation and obesity, keeping potentially fatal bacterial spores from germinating within our body and much more.

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7 Tips for having a safe, cool summer

As the summer season begins, temperatures soar and the risk of heat exhaustion increases. Dr. Gill of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine offers advice on how to avoid dehydration and heat illnesses.

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

When preparing for a hurricane, the most important thing to know is your geographical risk. By knowing if you live in a flood-prone area, or where the best elevation is in your neighborhood, you can better plan for an emergency.

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Fitting in Exercise: 4 tips for being active as you age

Not only can regular physical activity help manage diseases and thereby reduce medical costs, but it can also help older adults maintain their independence.

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Older Americans can improve fragmented sleep

As Americans get older, their sleep becomes poorer, both in quality and quantity. Neurobiologist David Earnest has tips for supporting your two aging "sleep clocks."

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