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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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Health Tip of the Day

Trimming Calories at Lunch

  • At the pizza place, order a thin-crust, vegetarian, with little or no cheese.

  • Substitute fat-free chips or pretzels for corn or potato chips in your brown-bag lunches.

  • Try low-fat cottage cheese topped with dried, herb-blend seasonings or a handful of raisins.

  • When you have to have a burger, order the smallest, plainest one on the menu.

  • Starting with a salad? Request a low-fat dressing on the side.

  • Make your sandwich with lean roast beef instead of corned beef. Use mustard instead of mayonnaise.

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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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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