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Men: Don’t Ignore This

by Lori Sciame February 5th, 2015 | Health News
Valentine's Day is over, but that doesn't mean a man should quit thinking about hearts, specifically his own heart. This is because heart disease is a very real threat to a man's health. In fact, over 715,000 people in the United States alone suffer a heart attack each year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC). Since a man has only one heart (hopefully) his entire life, it's appropriate that during February, the month designated for love, that he should take some time to learn more about how to keep his heart in tip top shape.

Quick List of Don'ts

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Energy Drinks Send People to the ER

by Kimberly Hays January 29th, 2013 | Health News
The government has released the results of a recent study that states an increase in the number of people going to the emergency room for treatment after drinking energy drinks. The study reports there are double the number of incidents from four years ago. Also during this period, energy drink sales have risen throughout the country, with a variety of brands and flavors, and with their popularity soaring.

Most cases of emergency room trips involve teenagers and young adults. With the drinks being available in convenience stores, and due to their popularity and neon cans, younger people think it is
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Diabetes: Know the Symptoms

by Kimberly Hays November 6th, 2012 | Health News
Each year in America, almost 2 million adults over the age of twenty are diagnosed with diabetes. In children, there are just under 200,000 diagnosed yearly. Sadly, as startling as these statistics are, there are 7 million of us who have diabetes and have not been diagnosed. As November is American Diabetes Month, it is a good time to get screened by your doctor to know for sure if you are at risk, as well as familiarize yourself with the symptoms of diabetes.

Children – The symptoms of diabetes in children can at times imitate other illnesses, such as the
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UV Safety: Protect Your Skin and Eyes

by R. Carnavale July 19th, 2012 | Health News, Vision
When it’s hot and sunny outside, your skin and eyes need extra protection. That’s because ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancer, age spots, wrinkles, leathery skin, and a weakened immune system. In addition, ultraviolet rays can damage cells in the eyes and cause cataracts and macular degeneration.

Here are five tips to protect your skin and eyes from the sun’s harmful rays:

1. Wear protective clothing year-round. Long-sleeved shirts and pants, broad-brimmed hats, and UV-resistant wrap-around sunglasses will protect skin and eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.

2. Apply a generous amount of broad spectrum sunscreen often. The recommended amount: one ounce every
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Bad Year for Allergies

by Jessica B. April 24th, 2012 | Health News
It’s spring, and for many that means stuffy noses, sneezing, and difficulty breathing. Allergies are no walk in the park, and it can be difficult for suffers to make it through spring, and there are signs that this spring has been a bigger battle than usual.

A Gallup-Healthyways poll, which polls how individuals grade their own allergy issues, indicated that more people reported allergy symptoms this spring than previously. The difference was greatest in March, but results from April are also indicating a similar trend.

Many believe the reason for these changes in statistics is due to the warmer temperatures this
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