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Circadian Rhythm
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Circadian Rhythm National Institutes of Health, NIH What are circadian rhythms? Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle. They respond primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment. Sleeping at night and being … Read More

Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.
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Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC. January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Teaching adolescents healthy relationship skills is one strategy CDC promotes to help you prevent stalking in your community. Stalking involves … Read More

Folic Acid Helps Prevent Some Birth Defects
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Folic Acid Helps Prevent Some Birth Defects Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Learn how to get healthy before and during pregnancy to increase your chances of having a healthy baby. You can plan ahead by getting enough folic … Read More

Ring in 2018 Smokefree
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Ring in 2018 Smokefree Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Let this New Year be your time to quit smoking. Starting a new year with new goals can be exciting. Quitting smoking is a resolution that many smokers set … Read More

Battling a Bulging Hernia
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Battling a Bulging Hernia U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health 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 … Read More

Be Antibiotics Aware : Smart Use Best Care
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Be Antibiotics Aware : Smart Use Best Care Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released Be Antibiotics Aware, a national effort to help improve antibiotic prescribing and use and to help … Read More

Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards
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Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards U.S. Food & Drug Administration, FDA This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations (Holiday Hazards) for your pets. FDA veterinarian … Read More

Holiday Road Safety
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Holiday Road Safety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Stay safe on the roads by taking action to protect yourself and your loved ones. In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for people … Read More

Putting the Brakes on Diabetes Complications
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Putting the Brakes on Diabetes Complications Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Encouraging news: People with diabetes are living longer, healthier lives with fewer complications. What’s the driving force? Greater awareness and better control of risk factors are moving … Read More

Go Green for the Holidays
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Go Green for the Holidays Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Make sustainable holiday choices when you are shopping, traveling, sending cards, decorating, and choosing gifts. When you save energy and resources, you protect the environment and safeguard health … Read More

CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion
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CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and REED ABELSON, New York Times CVS Health said on Sunday that it had agreed to buy Aetna for about $69 billion in a deal that would combine the drugstore giant with … Read More

Say No to Raw Dough
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Say No to Raw Dough Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts. Follow these safety tips … Read More