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It is estimated that 15 to 25 percent of people suffer from fall allergies. Fall allergies typically begin late in August and last until the first frost of the year. The immune system is designed to prevent foreign organisms from invading your body. However, allergies develop when the immune system overreacts to harmless substances. Allergies can cause sore throat, hoarse voice, stuffy nose and itchy eyes. One of the keys to overcoming fall allergies is to find out all you can about them. Common Triggers Weeds are one of the most common fall allergy triggers. The wind transports ragweed and…

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Halloween is a holiday favorite for most kids; it is not often you allow your kids to fill baskets full of candy from the homes of strangers. It’s easy to forget your kid’s teeth require a little additional care following this holiday. Start by Cleaning Out the Candy Sort through the candy and eliminate items that are dangerous for the teeth. Sticky candies such as taffy and hard candies can actually damage the teeth. It’s better to be safe than sorry, remove these items from the kid’s candy stash. Create Some Halloween Candy Boundaries Your job is to set some…

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Halloween is right around the corner, it’s the thriving season of sugary candy consumption. While some candies are okay to eat, some are just downright unhealthy. It’s important to understand what type of of candies can seriously damage your oral health or simply give you a sugar rush. Below are the worst candies to consume this Halloween, which we suggest you avoid at all costs. Sweet Treats to Avoid 1. Sticky or Chewy Candy Sticky or chewy candy, such as taffy, dried fruit, or gummies can be hard to resist but they are even harder to remove from your teeth.…

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It’s that time of year again, flu season. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you get the flu shot in October or November or when the flu begins to spread in your area. Over 100 varieties of the flu have been discovered with new evolutions each year, but the first and best defense against the flu is the shot. The Flu If more people get the flu shot, fewer people will actually get the flu. If people aren’t getting sick from the flu, it makes it harder for the flu to spread. Influenza is extremely unpredictable from…

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It can be difficult for parents to stay in shape during the fall months. Children are back in school and have after school activities and parents may have to work long hours. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to stay fit during the fall season even if you are busy. Make Exercise a Priority It is easy to let yourself go when you are a parent because your children’s school and activities take up a lot of time. However, it is still important for you to make exercise a priority. There are many benefits that can be reaped…

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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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