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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't nece...

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7/16/2018 5:06:00 PM Comments(0)

A Q & A on rosacea

By some estimates, as many as 14 million people in the U.S. are living with rosacea, a skin disorder that affects the face. But as common as it is, how much do you know about it? Here are answers to some frequent questions about this condition. Q: What are its symptoms? A: Rosacea often starts as a redness that looks like a blush across the nose, cheeks, chin or forehead. In time, red pimples and bumps may appear. Small, red blood vessels may become visible under your skin, which might burn...

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7/16/2018 5:04:00 PM Comments(0)

Learn the truth about cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made naturally by your body. You also can get cholesterol from the foods you eat. If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, you maybe at risk for heart disease or stroke. Those are some key facts you should know about cholesterol. But you should also be aware of some common myths, along with the important truths: Myth: As long as you eat a healthy diet and exercise, your cholesterol levels will be fine. Truth: Diet and physical activity are big pla...

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7/16/2018 5:04:00 PM Comments(0)

Focus on children's eye safety

As children grow up, they often get to experience some pretty amazing things. There's so much in this world to discover—and see. Unfortunately, thousands of children in the U.S. endure eye injuries every year that can seriously threaten their vision. Many of these injuries are avoidable. To help keep your kids' eyes safe, follow these tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other experts: Insist on proper eye protection. Many eye injuries occur during sports. For that reason, e...

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7/16/2018 4:54:00 PM Comments(0)

Sunscreen 101

The summer season is upon us. Whether combing the beaches or relaxing in the pool, many Floridians will cherish the opportunity to soak in the sun-drenched outdoor life. But you owe it to your skin to be prepared: Sunscreen is a must during any season if you’re spending time outdoors. The sun's ultraviolet rays lead to early wrinkles, age spots and potentially deadly skin cancers. Wearing the proper sunscreen can help protect you from these dangers. Here’s what you should look f...

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6/28/2018 10:09:00 AM Comments(0)