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Botulism

Symptoms develop in 1 to 3 days and include paralysis of the muscles that control vision, swallowing, and breathing. If untreated, symptoms can progress to respiratory failure resulting in death. Botulism is not contagious. If you believe you have been exposed to botulism, please contact your...


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Giving Your Daughter Encouragement

Children need to be physically active, and although many boys thrive in competitive sports, girls sometimes need encouragement. Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to support your daughter's involvement in sports:

  • Buy your daughter her own equipment instead of giving her sporting goods her brother used.

  • Be a regular at her games.

  • Volunteer to help with the team, if you can.

  • Drive her to and from practices.

  • Give her time to be active.

 

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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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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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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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