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    • JANUARY 19, 2018
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    How to Travel With Medication

    Travelers often pack medications when they go abroad, but some prescription and over-the-counter ones Americans use for things like pain relief, better sleep, allergies and even the common cold are illegal in some countries. Most travelers won’t run into problems for carrying small amounts for personal use, said Katherine L. Harmon, who oversees health analysis

    • JANUARY 15, 2018
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    What Should I Ask My Doctor During A Visit?

    Asking questions is key to good communication with your doctor. If you don’t ask questions, he or she may assume you already know the answer or that you don’t want more information. Don’t wait for the doctor to raise a specific question or subject; he or she may not know it’s important to you. Be

    • JANUARY 3, 2018
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    Visit Public Lands on Fee-Free Days in 2018!!

    Mark your calendars for the 2018 Fee Free Days in your national parks, refuges, conservation lands, lakes and forests. On designated days throughout the year, participating federal land management agencies offer free entrance and waive some standard amenity and day-use fees. For more details about which standard amenity fees and day-use fees are waived, please contact the location

    • DECEMBER 29, 2017
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    CDC Advisory: Flu Increasing, Be Ready With Antivirals!!

    Influenza activity, predominantly from A(H3N2), has increased significantly in recent weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which issued a health advisory Wednesday. Given the characteristics of this season’s flu, the CDC is recommending, in addition to the flu vaccine for prevention, increased use of neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) antivirals for treatment. Quick treatment

    • DECEMBER 19, 2017
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    How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs!

    If you’re willing to do a little extra work, it is possible to lower your prescription bills. A reporter for The New York Times and a reporter for ProPublica both found instances this year in which drugs prescribed for family members could be purchased for less money without using their insurance coverage. Check your coverage

    • DECEMBER 15, 2017
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    Battling a Bulging Hernia!

    Don’t Ignore Your Groin Pain….. Usually, the wall of the abdomen is strong. The muscles keep your intestine in place. But if there’s a weak spot, the intestine can push through and form a hernia. A person may be born with a weakness there, or the weakness may develop over time later in life. “It’s

    • DECEMBER 12, 2017
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    How To Tell If You Have A Cold Or Allergies!!

    Not all sniffles are the same. It’s often challenging during the winter months to determine whether you’ve fallen victim to a nasty bug or are just adjusting to the changing atmosphere. The early signs of allergies or reactions to a shifting environment (looking at you, heaters) versus the early signs of a cold are deceptively

    • DECEMBER 12, 2017
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    Tips To Improve Your Immune System!!

    What can you do to improve your immune system? Myths vs facts and strategies for healthier living. Your immune system is on the job around the clock to protect you from infectious bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites that cause disease, suffering, and death. The immune system is an extremely complex network of cells and molecules

    • DECEMBER 8, 2017
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    Does Osteoporosis Cause Any Symptoms?

    Q. Is there any way to tell if you are getting osteoporosis? Are there symptoms? A. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to become weak and brittle and more likely to break. Unfortunately, you probably won’t have any symptoms until the disease is advanced or you actually experience a fracture. However, there are two visible clues of

    • DECEMBER 4, 2017
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    Most Melanomas Start As New Spots!!

    To catch skin cancer early, be on the lookout for new spots on your skin. A recent study found that more often than not, melanoma occurs as a new spot on your body — not as changes in an existing mole. The study, published online August 29 by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,