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Radiation Sickness

Initial symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, and weakness, sometimes followed by hair loss. Medication to reduce nausea and pain can be given, but only antibiotics and blood transfusions can help fight deadly infections and aid in a gradual recovery from radiation sickness.


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Health Tip of the Day

Don't Skip Two Days of Exercise

You're more likely to stick with an exercise program if you avoid taking two consecutive days off, says Utah exercise physiologist Richard Cotton. People who work out three or four times per week are less likely to skip exercising than those who work out one or two times per week.

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Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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