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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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A Healthy Dinner Out

  • Plan on taking home half of the main course of restaurant meals. Restaurant portions are almost always too large for one person.

  • Eat your lowest-calorie food first. Soup or salad is a good choice.

  • Beware of all-you-can-eat specials, buffets and unlimited salad bars -- it's too easy to overeat. If you do choose a buffet, fill up on the salad and vegetables first, and use the small plate, which holds less food.

 

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