Spring to it: Cleaning tips for creating a healthy home environment

Spring to it: Cleaning tips for creating a healthy home environment (ARA) – Allergens lurk inside and outside your home, causing more than 40 million Americans with allergies to cough, sneeze and have itchy eyes all year long, especially in springtime. And, for 25 million Americans with asthma it can be even more problematic. You’d…

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How to prevent accidental medication poisoning in children

How to prevent accidental medication poisoning in children (ARA) – Every day in the United States, about 165 kids – or roughly four busloads of children – are seen in emergency rooms for accidental medication poisonings. Medications are the leading cause of accidental child poisoning deaths today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Healthy children’s options are now appearing on restaurant menus

Healthy children’s options are now appearing on restaurant menus (ARA) – Today’s youth might be the first generation of American children to be less healthy than their parents, with childhood obesity more than tripling in the past 30 years. What’s encouraging, however, is that this is a time of increased national focus on healthy eating…

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Early colon cancer detection means earlier treatment

Early colon cancer detection means earlier treatment – what are the treatment options? (ARA) – Colon cancer is the No. 2 cancer killer in the United States because it frequently catches people unaware, according to the National Cancer Institute. But half of the colon-cancer deaths each year could be avoided if every adult older than…

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Bid adieu to achoo: finding relief from spring allergies

Bid adieu to achoo: finding relief from spring allergies (ARA) – For many, spring signifies the budding of flowers and longer days filled with warm sunshine. But for one in five people, spring also means allergies are in full swing. Seasonal allergies, also called allergic rhinitis, cause cold-like signs and symptoms such as itchiness in…

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