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  • Help your teen stay safe

    Help your teen stay safe
    Reading up on health and safety topics could be the last thing on your teen's to-do list. That's why informed, proactive parenting can make such a difference, especially in high-risk areas like driving, relationships, and mental health. While your...
  • POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed

    POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? My 15-year-old granddaughter has recently been diagnosed with POTS. ANSWER: A cure for POTS doesn't exist at this time. Fortunately, teenagers—a group...
  • Many Nursing Jobs, But Only the Strong Need Apply

    Many Nursing Jobs, But Only the Strong Need Apply
    Filling open nursing positions is no easy task for hospital administrators these days, and there's every chance the job will get tougher. This country has a serious nursing shortage: The American Health Care Assn.'s most recent estimates from July 2008...
  • Mental health of elderly can suffer

    Mental health of elderly can suffer
    Aging takes a lot out of people. There are the physical demands - the aches and pains, the illnesses, the cost - of passing 70-plus birthdays. Now comes Tamara McClintock Greenberg to point out that our rapidly aging population has a host of mental...
  • Men: Become a Sexy Senior

    Men: Become a Sexy Senior
    Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
  • The Hope of Music's Healing Powers

    The Hope of Music's Healing Powers
    Yes, yes, it hath charms to soothe a savage breast (or beast, if you prefer to repeat a common mistake). But researchers are finding that music may be an effective balm for many other afflictions: the isolation of conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's...
  • Health Tips for Aging Adults

    Health Tips for Aging Adults
    If you're an older adult wondering what you should be doing to stay healthy, the most important answer is staying active. "Physical activity is more powerful than any medication a senior can take," says Dr. Cheryl Phillips, a San Francisco physician...
  • This is Not a Joke

    This is Not a Joke
    Can pretending to ride the subway, leaning into the turns and toppling fellow passengers, relieve stress? Apparently, if the conductor is a certified laughter leader and the strap-hangers are willing to force a few laughs. "Let's do subway! Lean to...
  • Fresh Produce Safety Tips

    Fresh Produce Safety Tips
    Symptoms of a food-borne illness typically are experienced within six hours of eating tainted food, though it may be longer. Those symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. To avoid getting sick, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
  • Vaccines for Adults are Underused

    Vaccines for Adults are Underused
    Shots just aren't just for kids, but grown-ups don't seem to know that. Just 2 percent of adults have been immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough, according to data that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
  • Safely Store Holiday Leftovers

    Safely Store Holiday Leftovers
    Once you get through holiday dinner, be sure to store that food so that it remains safe for days to come. Follow these food safety tips from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service to decrease the...