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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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Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List

From students to teachers to school nurses, everyone needs to be on the same page to prevent problems

Health Tip of the Day

5 Ways to Weigh a Health Club Offer

  • Staff qualifications. All clubs have weight machines, cycles and steppers, but do they have the staff that can help you use them properly?

  • Price. The less money you make, the more important this will be.

  • Variety. Your club should provide enough choices so that you avoid a rut and work different muscles.

  • Lifesavers. Does the club have anyone trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving techniques? For that matter, does the club check on your health? Does the club have a defibrillator?

  • Escape hatch. Your membership agreement should include a "cooling off" period that lets you cancel within a certain time without penalty. The standard is three days.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

Health Centers

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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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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