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Hand sanitizers: 5 do's and don'ts

With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, you want to keep your hands as germ-free as possible. But if you regularly reach for hand sanitizer, it pays to know a few key facts. Start with this one: Washing your hands with soap and running water for 20 seconds is typically the best way to clean your hands. If you can't get to soap and water, a hand sanitizer can be a good choice. Even so, you have to use the right product—in the right way—to get the most out of it. Here are some good-to-kno...

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5/5/2021 12:59:00 PM Comments(0)

Adult vaccines: 7 reasons to roll up your sleeve

Still think shots are just for kids? Check out this list of reasons why you shouldn't skimp on adult vaccinations. 1. Your age or situation could put you at risk for a preventable disease. For example, shingles and pneumonia shots are recommended for people in their 60s. You could be at risk for other diseases, too, because of your job or any chronic health conditions you may have, such as asthma or diabetes. 2. Vaccine protection fades over time. Just because you had a shot years ago doesn...

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4/30/2021 10:09:00 AM Comments(0)

Protect your family from the sun

It's hard to believe that the welcoming Florida sunshine could prove dangerous, but it's a fact: The sun's ultraviolet UV rays are one of the major causes of skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer every year in the United States. Fortunately, most incidents of skin cancer can be prevented. That’s why it's crucial that you and everyone in your family—from infants to grandparents—take steps to ...

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4/20/2021 3:26:00 PM Comments(0)

Don't skip your child's shots during COVID-19

Families are focused on staying healthy during the pandemic. Pediatric vaccines are an important part of that equation. Vaccines help protect kids of all ages from serious diseases, including whooping cough and measles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children get many of their shots by age 2. Despite that recommendation, it seems that fewer kids have been getting their shots during the coronavirus crisis, says Dr. Holly Cunneen , a board-certified pediatrician at ...

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4/14/2021 9:28:00 AM Comments(0)

5 things to know about IBS

Do you have—or suspect you may have—irritable bowel syndrome IBS ? Here are five FAQs about IBS that might help you better understand this difficult disorder. 1. What is IBS? IBS is best understood as a long-term or recurrent disorder of gastrointestinal GI functioning. Functional GI disorders, which doctors now call disorders of gut-brain interactions, are related to problems with how your brain and your gut work together. These problems can cause your gut to be more sensitive and a...

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4/5/2021 9:43:00 AM Comments(0)