Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 — Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience.
“Kids with allergies and asthma need…
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Why Some Are Still Skeptical of Tanning Bed Risks

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 — The health risks are high for young people who use tanning beds, but not all parents seem to see it that way.
To figure out why that is, researchers polled more than 1,200 parents of U.S. kids aged 11 to 17 years. The…
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Flu Season Shows More Signs of Slowing

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 — If the latest government data on doctor visits is any indication, a brutal flu season may be starting to wane.
For the second week in a row, there was a drop in doctor visits for flu-like illness in the United States. And…
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Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 — Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say.
Results of their study review suggest academic assistance may be needed in specific areas, including math…
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Antioxidants: The Good Health Helpers

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 — Antioxidants — it’s a hot nutrition buzzword, but do you know what they really are?
Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are formed…
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It's Still Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 — Even though it’s the end of February, it’s still not too late to get a flu shot, doctors say.
This flu season is one of the worst seen in the United States in years. Flu-linked hospitalizations were still rising earlier this…
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