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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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Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to 'Creeping Obesity,' Study Finds

Watch alcohol intake and weigh yourself before and after vacation, researcher suggests

Health Tip of the Day

Helping Your Child With Bad Dreams

Many children have an occasional nightmare, usually of monsters or similar creatures. If your child wakes from a scary dream and has difficulty getting back to sleep, speak calmly and reassure your child that it was only a dream, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics. Encourage your child to describe the dream if he or she wants to, but again, provide reassurance. If your child begins having more frequent nightmares, talk to your child's health care provider.

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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.

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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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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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