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Tonsillitis

If a doctor determines that the infection is bacterial, medication may be prescribed. However, since tonsillitis can also be viral, DO NOT allow children to take aspirin products because a serious disease called Reye’s Syndrome could ensue.


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Could a Noisy Neighborhood Make You Fat?

Constant exposure to traffic, trains and planes may add inches to your waist, researchers report

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The Wrong Way to Diet

Teenage girls who think they need to lose weight aren't getting the message that exercise and healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products are the keys to good weight management, according to researchers writing in 2004 in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Instead, researchers found, teen girls try to lose pounds by fasting, skipping meals, smoking or using medications such as laxatives or diet pills. These methods put them at risk for deficiencies in calcium and iron.

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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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