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Poison Ivy

Severe itching and burning will most likely ensue, followed by a blistering rash that may last up to 10 days. Corticosteroid creams can be rubbed into the affected area to lessen the symptoms of the allergic reaction, but this will not shorten the duration of the rash.


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Tips to Help a Child Who Stutters

  • Listen patiently to what your child says, not how it is said. Respond to the message rather than the stuttering.

  • Allow your child to complete thoughts without interruption, and maintain eye contact.

  • After your child speaks, reply slowly using some of the same words.

  • Wait before responding. This helps to slow things down and should help your child's speech.

  • Spend at least five minutes each day talking with your child in a relaxed manner.

  • Find ways to show your child you value and enjoy your time together.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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