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Frostbite

The extent of permanent tissue damage will be determined by the amount of time the tissues remain frozen. Certain medical conditions and medications can increase a person’s susceptibility for developing frostbite. If you think you have frostbite, warm the skin slowly in lukewarm water. Do not use...


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CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely

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Home Sweet Home?

Home may be where the heart is, but danger also lurks there. A study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found accidents in the home resulted in 20 million visits to emergency rooms every year. These accidents caused 7 million disabling injuries and 20,000 deaths annually. Falls send most people to the hospital, followed by poisoning of both children and adults (because of prescription drug interactions). Other reasons include fire, smoke inhalation, suffocation and drowning.

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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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