Health Tips

Is your child getting enough sleep?

Sleep disorders are one of the most common health disorders in the U.S. It's important that we're doing everything we can to make sure our children, and ourselves, are getting the right amount of sleep each night.

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Beware the CRE “superbug”

The CRE "superbug" has successfully reached hospitals from coast to coast here in the U.S. Treatment is difficult for these family of germs, so it's important to know what to look out for and how to avoid it in any health care facility.

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A closer look at the average American diet

The average American diet is missing more than 12 essential foods and vitamins. More and more children and adults are at risk of developing serious chronic diseases associated with obesity.

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Shopping with diabetes: 4 things to keep in mind while at the grocery store

Grocery shopping, especially healthy grocery shopping, can be difficult. Between shopping on a budget and those enticing two-for-one cookie sales, even the best of us deviate from a healthy eating plan. Watching what and how much we consume is important for everyone’s overall health, but for those with type 2 diabetes, paying close attention to nutrition labels can help to manage the condition.

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Airplane or giant germ-mobile: How to avoid travel germs

Traveling isn’t always fun, especially during cold and flu season, but sometimes it’s necessary. While a plastic bubble and a personal supply of oxygen may seem like the only way to keep those germs away, Cristie Columbus, M.D., vice dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Dallas and an infectious disease specialist, offers some tactics to avoid catching anything in-flight.

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Pearly whites: Is there such a thing as too much bleaching?

Many of us strive for the perfect, bright white smile that lights up a room. For some, people, this means bleaching, bleaching and more bleaching; but is it possible to over bleach? Are there any unintended consequences on our pursuit toward the perfect smile? While there aren’t any major health effects to bleaching on a regular basis, there are some important concepts to keep in mind when deciding how often to bleach.

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Women vs. men: Heart attack symptoms

When it comes to identifying heart attack symptoms in women and men, often times they are very different. Many women fail to recognize the warning signs because women’s symptoms are often elusive and can go unidentified.

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Taking an aspirin a day to keep the doctor away? Think again

Recent studies suggest that taking aspirin daily might cause more harm than good in some patients. While aspirin can have significant beneficial effects, it’s important to consult with your physician before beginning (or ending) any regular medication. There are other ways you can manage your heart health, without taking aspirin regularly.

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The HPV vaccine: Busting 5 of the most common myths

More than 4,000 women lose their lives to cervical cancer each year. The leading cause of cervical cancer is human papillomavirus , which is also the most common sexually transmitted infection . While HPV vaccines that were approved by the Food and Drug Administration almost a decade ago are proven to reduce incidences of cervical cancer in women, as well as other forms of cancer in both men and women, many parents are still opting not to vaccinate their children.

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