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Ear Pressure

Caution should be taken to avoid flying or scuba diving when one of these conditions is present, which may affect the middle ear. This is especially important in children who are more susceptible to ear infections and are less skilled in equalizing their ear pressure.

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Tips for Buying Kids' Sports Shoes

Here are some tips from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society:

  • Take your kids to the shoe store after their workout, when their feet are largest.

  • Try the shoes on with the socks normally worn during the workout.

  • Fit the shoe to the largest foot. Many people have one foot that is larger than the other; shoes should be fitted to the longer and wider foot.

  • The forefoot should not be crowded; be sure the toes can extend.

  • Be sure there's a snug fit around the heel of the shoe.

  • Feet expand when bearing weight, so have your kids stand when getting their feet measured.

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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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