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Chickenpox

The rash usually begins as red spots, but progress to fluid-filled blisters that will drain and eventually scab over. The rash usually lasts for 7-10 days, and is often accompanied by fever.


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Animation: Cardiac Catheterization Animation
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Today in Health News

Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

Health Tip of the Day

Tips for Better Sleep

  • Go to bed at the same time every night, even on weekends. It keeps your biological clock synchronized.

  • Establish a relaxing pre-bedtime routine -- brushing your teeth or reading -- that lets your body know it's time for sleep.

  • Avoid caffeine six hours before bedtime.

  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco two hours before bedtime.

  • Get up at the same time every day, no matter when you went to sleep.

  • Unwind from daily activities early so your mind is clear at bedtime.

  • Exercise regularly so you'll sleep better.

  • Sleep in a dark, cool, quiet room on a comfortable mattress.

Healthy Living

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

Health Centers

Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
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