Health Tip: Reduce Childhood Stress

— Stress is a function of the demands placed on people and their ability to meet them, the Nemours Foundation says. Stress affects anyone who feels overwhelmed, including children. Signs of a stressed child include mood swings, acting out, changes in sleep patterns or bedwetting, the foundation says. Additional signs may be stomachache, headache, trouble concentrating or appearing withdrawn. Nemours […]

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Health Tip: Identifying Lung Cancer Risks For Non Smokers

— Avoiding tobacco is an obvious way to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer. But there are still lung cancer risks if you’re a nonsmoker, the American Cancer Society says. Testing your home for radon, avoiding secondhand smoke and limiting exposure to air pollutants can help prevent lung cancer, the society says. A healthy diet with lots of fruits […]

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Health Tip: Keep Toxins from Your Home

— The average home may be riddled with substances that are potentially toxic. These substances can lurk in building materials, cookware, cleaning products, shower curtains, furniture, carpet and other common items, the National Institutes of Health says. Removing these substances can help keep you and your family safer, the agency advises. Here are its suggestions: Clean with products that are […]

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Health Tip: Washing Your Hands

— Germs are everywhere, and there’s no getting around them. So what can you do to avoid getting sick? Frequent hand washing is an excellent start, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC says you should always wash your hands: Before, during and after preparing food. Before eating food. Before and after caring for someone who […]

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