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Listen up! These everyday actions could harm your ears

You probably only think about your ears when something goes wrong–they don’t pop when you’re flying in an airplane, they start ringing after you see a concert or they begin to ache painfully one day. But they actually deserve a…

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Add to your to-do list: Organize your personal medical records

We’ve already examined how keeping track of your family health history can help you catch and treat common conditions early, but it’s just as important to keep track of your own medical records. That’s because becoming more engaged in your…

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Quitting smoking: The benefits aren’t just physical

There’s a reason why quitting smoking is one of the most commonly recommended preventive health tips: Frequent smoking can increase risk for heart disease and stroke by up to four times and lung cancer by up to 25 times. In…

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Who’s caring for the caregivers?

If you’re someone who is in what’s called the “sandwich generation,” you spend a lot of time caring for others—both your aging parents and your children. As a result, you probably spend very little time caring for yourself. And this, it…

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The best offense? A good self-defense

It’s always important to remember safety on the road, in your home and in regards to your personal health. But how much safety knowledge is necessary for something as simple as a lunch break or a walk around the block?…

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what to know now about childhood obesity

Healthy kids: The latest research on children and obesity

Here’s something you probably already know: Childhood obesity is a huge problem in this country. (The CDC recently reported that more than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese.) But what causes it and how are the lives…

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What watching sports does to your health (it’s not pretty!)

With the odds of picking a perfect NCAA basketball tournament bracket only one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, you probably got worked up at least a few times during the tournament so far (maybe when Michigan State lost to UConn or Kentucky beat…

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Good Health eNews: Spring-clean your diet edition

Spring-cleaning may usually mean mopping the floors or polishing the baseboards, but it can also mean giving your diet a complete overhaul. With a widening range of in-season produce and countless new recipes to try, it’s the perfect time of…

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How old is your toothbrush? The answer can affect your overall health

You brush three times a day, floss and use mouthwash, which is all you need to do for good oral hygiene, right? Have you thought about how are you taking care of you toothbrush? There are myths and facts about…

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