Advances in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

This year alone, more than 300,000 women in the U.S. will likely learn they have the disease. If you or a woman you love is one of them, you need to remember this: More than ever before, women are living longer—and better lives—with breast cancer. Today, the five-year survival rate for most women with breast cancer is 90%. If cancer hasn't spread beyond the breast, that survival rate is higher. Strides in treatment are a key reason why these statistics are so reassuring. Most women f...

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9/17/2020 3:18:00 PM Comments(0)

Food safety in the age of COVID-19

Experts say there is no reason to believe that COVID-19 can be spread by food. That doesn't mean that you can forgo basic food safety habits, however. Pandemic or not, you should always handle and prepare food safely. That means you should: • Clean and disinfect countertops and other surfaces in your kitchen before and after cooking. • Wash your hands before and after handling food, and after wiping countertops and other surfaces with chemicals. • Wash fresh produce before eati...

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9/16/2020 10:38:00 AM Comments(0)

How to Childproof Your Home

When it comes to the safety of an infant, you can't be too cautious. Whether you're a new parent, grandparent or close family friend, check out these tips for childproofing your home and ridding it of hidden hazards that might seriously injure babies or young kids. Hide temptation. Naturally curious little ones will put almost anything into their mouths. Keep potential poisons such as medicine, household cleaners and rubbing alcohol out of reach—and, ideally, in a locked cabinet. And don't...

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9/10/2020 10:45:00 AM Comments(0)

How to Prevent Falls

It's pretty common to see a toddler take a tumble, get up and toddle on, no worse for wear. But as we get older, falls can be a serious health risk. One out of every four older people fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC . Falls, and the injuries they cause can severely limit a person's independence. In fact, falls are the main cause of injury deaths among older adults. You should consider the following In order to reduce these hazards and maintain your...

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9/8/2020 10:26:00 AM Comments(0)

Even During COVID-19, Don't Skip Your Child's Shots

Families are focused on staying healthy during the pandemic. And that's the right thing to do, but health experts have an important reminder for parents. COVID-19 prevention shouldn't mean skipping your child's vaccines. Vaccines help protect kids of all ages from serious diseases. Those include diseases like 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 b...

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8/31/2020 9:34:00 AM Comments(0)