Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

TUESDAY, July 4, 2017 — Watching a fireworks display can be a treat for your eyes, but the noise can be a threat to your ears.
If you plan on watching fireworks this Fourth of July, there are a number of things you should do to protect your…
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7 Ways to Cut 50 Calories Every Day

TUESDAY, July 4, 2017 — Did you know that eating an extra 50 calories a day can sneak on about five pounds a year? But trimming the same number calories will put the trend in reverse.
Cutting out 50 (or more) calories a day isn’t as hard as you…
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Health Tip: Bike Safely

– Following the rules of the road and wearing protective gear can reduce your risk of a serious biking injury.
The U.S. National Safety Council recommends:

Following all traffic laws.
Understanding the limits of your bike.
Biking in a single-file…
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Can Your Heartburn Meds Shorten Your Life?

MONDAY, July 3, 2017 — Popular heartburn medications like Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid may increase your risk of early death when taken for extended periods, a new study suggests.
Further, the longer you take these drugs, known as proton pump…
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Concussion Can Spur Short-Term Change in Women's Periods

MONDAY, July 3, 2017 — After a concussion, a young woman might notice that her next few menstrual periods are a bit off-schedule, a new study finds.
“The findings suggest that adolescent and young women have significantly increased odds of…
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Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths

MONDAY, July 3, 2017 — The death rate for black infants in the United States has risen in recent years, while the rate for white infants continues to decline, a new study finds.
“The sustained progress in reducing infant mortality among black…
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