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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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CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States

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

Health Tip of the Day

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.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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Older Adult's Health
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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