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If your child has a food allergy, its vital to manage this problem while your child is at school to avoid a severe allergic reaction. Some types of food allergies are dangerous, leading to respiratory distress that requires immediate medical attention. Alternatively, other types of food allergies cause a delayed reaction such as sinus congestion, mild nausea or skin rashes. It is important for your child to avoid particular substances while eating lunch or snacks. Here are some tips to help manage food allergies while your child is at school: Notify School Administers, Nurses and Teachers Adults working in an…

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Did you know that there are real, scientific benefits to having a pet? There are health and social benefits from your pet’s companionship. Check out these five ways how pets improve your health and life. They Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety Dogs and cats can reduce the stress and anxiety that builds up from work, school, and the other aspects of life. Did you know that petting your dog or cat after a stressful day can boost your mood? Even small furry pets like gerbils, rabbits, or hamsters can be cuddled to reduce stress and anxiety. Pets can even help…

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It’s important for women to schedule routine health screenings so potential issues can be detected early on. Did you know that women are at a high-risk of contracting breast and cervical cancer? Besides health screenings, every woman should make time for healthy habits. Regular exercise and eating healthy can also help with stress management. Blood Pressure Screening When you reach 18-years-old, you need to start having your blood pressure checked every two years. This health screening involves wrapping a cuff around your arm and pumping it tightly. The recommended blood pressure for women is less than 120 over 80 millimeters…

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You may be one of the many individuals who would rather do just about anything other than go to the dentist. However, regular dental cleanings are important for you general health as well as your dental health. Finding the right dentist can make all the difference in you skipping your next teeth cleaning and you actually making an appointment when you’re having an unusual tooth ache. Avoid skipping necessary dental care by following these essential tips in choosing the dentist that’s right for you. Convenient location. One of the first things you’ll probably consider is how far of a drive…

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Lyme disease is caused by bites from deer ticks infected with the Lyme bacteria. The disease is especially common in the Northeast and Upper Midwest regions of the United States, and it can cause muscle pain, joint stiffness, fatigue, and a variety of other symptoms. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, but the symptoms can be severe if left untreated for a long period of time. While DEET-containing bug sprays are effective for repelling ticks and other bugs, the chemical can cause a range of health issues when overused. If you want to avoid chemical repellents, you can use…

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If you’re like many people, chances are that you sometimes want to exercise outside when the weather is nice. But if you’re used to working out in a gym or in an otherwise-structured environment, you might not know where to start. Exercising outdoors can be invigorating and give you a break from the gym environment, so if you’re ready to mix up your workout routine a bit, read on to discover a few fun ways to start exercising outdoors. Get Some Friends Together for Recess You might remember freeze tag, keep away, and pickup basketball from recess as a child.…

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While outdoor grilling is a year-round thing for many (think tailgating in the fall and winter), the arrival of warmer weather creates an almost primal desire to cook and eat in the great outdoors. In addition to the temperatures just being too high to cook inside, the outdoor barbecue is an integral part of summer, something that everyone looks forward to through the gray days of winter. Unfortunately, grilling, especially meats, can cause carcinogens to form in significant amounts. One study showed that people who regularly consumed well-done meat (including grilled meat) were 60% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.…

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Getting a beach body is a desire among many but the search for one often times remains a conundrum. Here are a few things you may have thought to yourself at some point and some insight to consider. “I don’t know what to eat.” If your goal is to get a beach body as soon as possible, your diet is a critical piece of the puzzle. You can cut fat quickly if you eat intelligently. Discipline yourself to eat mostly protein, fats and vegetables, while avoiding carbs and sugar. There is a common misconception that fat makes you fat. Fat…

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It’s easy to gain a few pounds over the holiday season. You’re seeing family and taking a break from your usual routine, which can make it harder to stick to healthy eating or exercising regularly. And of course, during the winter months everyone is baking yummy desserts, so you’re probably going to be loading up on sweets. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying yourself over the holidays, but by the time spring rolls around, it’s a good idea to do some spring cleaning – not for your home, although you can do that, too, but for your eating habits. After all,…

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Allergies vary in severity, but most people will agree that they are annoying. At the moment, researchers believe that about 50 million Americans suffer from some kind of allergy. This means the issue is common, and it also means that people need relief. Sure, talking to your doctor may help, but sometimes you might want some home remedies, which is where the following tips can help. Change Your Filters One of the easiest things to do is to change air conditioner filters or furnace filters. These filters are designed to keep pollen and other types of air particles from coming…

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