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Hearing Loss

There are two specific types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, which is caused by a mechanical problem in the ear canal or middle ear that blocks the conduction of sound; or sensorineural hearing loss, which is caused by damage to the inner ear, auditory nerve, or auditory nerve pathways in...


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Health Tip of the Day

Kitchen Smarts

Here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration to help keep foodborne illness at bay in the kitchen:

  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before starting to prepare a meal and after handling raw meat or poultry.

  • Cover long hair with a net or scarf, and be sure that any open sores or cuts on the hands are completely covered.

  • Keep the work area clean and uncluttered. Wash countertops with a solution of 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach to 1 quart of water or with a commercial kitchen-cleaning agent diluted according to product directions. These are the most effective at getting rid of bacteria.

  • Be sure to keep dishcloths clean because, when wet, they can harbor bacteria and may promote their growth. Use a fresh dishcloth each day.

Healthy Living

Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Children's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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