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Health News: A Well-prepared Emergency Kit is Essential for Diabetes Patients [Infographic]

The My Diabetes Emergency Plan, provided by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), has three components that provide peace of mind: a pocket-sized checklist, an instructional video and an educational website, www.mydiabetesemergencyplan.com.

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Healthy Living Advice: Why Salt is Essential to Human Life

(BPT) - Did you know salt is an important ingredient for your good health? No electrolyte is more essential to human survival than salt because the sodium you get from salt is what allows nerves to send and receive electrical impulses, helping your muscles stay strong, your brain functioning and your cells working well. Sodium is easily absorbed and is required for the absorption of other nutrients in the small intestine and for the digestion of body-building protein.

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Health News: Uncontrollable Laughing and Crying - an Unexpected Diagnosis for The Survivor of a Stroke

(BPT) - At the age of 33, Delanie Wilson had everything she’d ever hoped for. She married the love of her life, had two wonderful children and adored her job as a history teacher. She had recently lost 78 pounds and was in the best shape of her life. In Delanie’s eyes, life couldn’t be better. That was until June 2012, when Delanie fell victim to a stroke, which left doctors questioning whether Delanie would ever be able to talk or walk again.

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Health News: The Ick Factor - Why You May be Struggling to Get Rid of Those Pesky Head Lice

Although they are not dangerous and do not carry disease, head lice can be a nuisance. One challenge you may face are treatments that don’t work the first time. Head lice treatment failure can have a number of possible causes, including not following application directions and emergence of treatment-resistant head lice.

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Health News: Hispanics Learn The Recipe to Manage Type Two Diabetes and Reach A1c Goals

September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to highlight Hispanic culture, including family, food, music, art and traditions. This month-long celebration also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of important health topics affecting the Hispanic community.

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Health Advice: ​help Support Health with Vitamins and Minerals

Many people choose a daily multivitamin to help close the gap between the nutrients they need and those provided by their regular diet. However, some people need more than just a single combination formula.

Before talking with your doctor about which vitamins and supplements are right for you, arm yourself with this information from the experts at Nature Made, the #1 pharmacist recommended brand of vitamins and supplements in eight categories*, according to a recent survey by U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times.

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Healthy Living Advice: Pain 101 - Understanding and Finding Relief for Body Pains

This article details some of the common types of chronic pain and a few ways to end the discomfort, so you can get back to enjoying life.

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Healthy Living Advice: Give Meals a Nutrient Boost - Easy Ways to Make Meals Better with Superfoods

Want to have a healthier lifestyle? The next time you visit the grocery store, stock up on some of these delicious foods.

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Health Alert: Do Not Let Germs Hitch a Ride Home From School

(BPT) - As a new school year gets into full swing, parents know that along with library books, art projects and worksheets, their kids often bring home a ton of germs. As students travel on the school bus, sit in the cafeteria, and participate in classroom studies, they can pick up viruses and bacteria. By simply touching their desks and lunch tables and swapping school supplies with classmates, kids are likely to bring home germs from school, and then spread them to family members.

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Health News: Skin Treatment to Address True Indicator of Your Own Age

The chest is one of the most-exposed and least-cared-for areas of the body. Sun damage conspires with the passage of time to thin the skin and create wrinkles, sunspots and crepe paper-like texture. Even side-sleeping, which chronically compresses the skin, contributes to vertical wrinkling patterns on the chest. With a recent FDA clearance, for the first time, there is now an option specifically indicated to non-invasively treat the chest to improve lines and wrinkles of the décolletage.

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