Heat Waves and Senior Citizens

A heat wave can be dangerous, especially for babies, young children and the elderly. Continue reading

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History of Fathers Day

Every third Sunday of June, we honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. Continue reading

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Sunscreen for a Sun-Safe Summer

Sunscreen is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation and thus helps protect against sunburn, especially for fair-skinned individuals. Diligent use of sunscreen can also slow or temporarily prevent the development of wrinkles and sagging skin. Continue reading

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Summer is Here and So is the Sun!

The American Cancer Society gives some useful tips to protect yourself from the sun: Continue reading

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Alcohol Increases, Exercise Decreases Breast Cancer Risk

One of the largest cancer prevention studies of its kind to date reached a sobering conclusion. Just one alcoholic drink per day can increase the risk of breast cancer in women. But researchers also concluded there are things women can do to decrease their risk of breast cancer. Continue reading

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What is COPD and what causes it?

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is the occurrence of chronic bronchitis or emphysema, a pair of commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs in which the airways narrow over time. This limits airflow to and from the lungs, causing shortness of breath.

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Allergic reactions

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An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person’s immune system reacts to normally harmless substances in the environment. A substance that causes a reaction is called an allergen. These reactions are acquired, predictable, and rapid. This reaction results in an inflammatory response which can range from uncomfortable to dangerous.

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