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Medical Alert: Do Not Let the Flu Be a Factor in Your Fall Festivities

(BPT) – Flu season is officially here, and it may not be long before you or someone you know starts experiencing muscle aches, chills, fever and other flu-like symptoms. Unfortunately, these symptoms can also be caused by other illnesses, like the common cold, and it can be almost impossible to determine whether you have the flu based on symptoms alone. To get the most timely and effective treatment for your seasonal health needs, it is important know exactly what is causing your illness.

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Health News: Keep Family Safe From Hidden Allergens and Hazards in Your Home

(Family Features) In the U.S. alone, approximately 60 million people suffer from asthma and allergies, which according to the American Lung Association can be triggered by mold for those who are allergic. As a responsible homeowner, it’s essential to be aware of the many threats, such as mold and fire, which may cause harm to your family and your investment.

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Healthy Living Advice: Flu Fighters – Busting Six Sickening Flu Myths

(BPT) – Ready for this year’s flu season? You may think you know a lot about flu prevention and treatment – but being wrong about the flu can make you downright ill. Here are six myths about the flu, and the truth behind them.

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Health News: How One Sailing Boat is Empowering Those Living with Multiple Sclerosis

(BPT) – The term smooth sailing doesn’t always apply, especially when faced with rough waters and stormy skies. But despite any challenges from Mother Nature, the crew of Oceans of Hope will not let anything get in their way, even multiple sclerosis (MS) – a condition that attacks the central nervous system and in some cases can be debilitating.

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Healthy Living Advice: How a Tape Measure and Scale Can Save The Life of Your Child

(BPT) – Babies are measured and weighed frequently in the first few years of life so parents and pediatricians can be sure they are getting a healthy start. But as kids get older, many parents don’t know exactly how tall or heavy their children are. Knowing your child’s height and weight, and using the right car or booster seat when they travel, could save their life.

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Health News: Patient Safeguards Needed for Biosimilar Development

(Family Features) Thanks to a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, efforts are underway to streamline licensing for medications known as “biosimilars,” which are similar – but not identical – to cutting-edge biologic medicines. However, the development has some concerned about patient safety, especially among older Americans who tend to suffer from more chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

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Healthy Living Advice: Natural Stress Relievers for Families Busy with School

(BPT) – Many moms say back-to-school season rivals the holidays as the most stressful time of the year. The whirlwind spans from shopping for supplies to scheduling new fall activities. Whether you’re a single mom, a Mr. Mom or a traditional parent, nearly everyone can benefit from reducing stress during this busy time of year.

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Health News: Stay on Top of Your Rheumatoid Arthritis with These Helpful Tips

If you have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), you are probably familiar with many of these statistics, just as well as you know the pain that occurs in your joints during an RA flare-up. Chances are good that symptoms of your RA have caused you to miss social events or even work. But there is good news. Although RA is not curable, there are multiple ways to effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

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Health Advice: Planning, Communication and Cooperation Help Reduce Back-to-school Worry for Parents of Students with Diabetes

(BPT) – Children begin each school year excited about making new friends, and learning new things. But children living with diabetes and their families may also feel uncertain or uneasy about how their diabetes will be managed throughout the school day.

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Health News: Understanding Headache Pain, Treatments

(Family Features) Whether it’s a mild stress headache or a full-blown migraine, those who regularly battle headaches are continually looking for safe and effective remedies to alleviate the pain as quickly as possible.

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