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Plan to Travel? Check Out These 8 Travel Safety Tips First

Posted 06-18-2014 at 05:45 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 06-19-2014 at 03:06 PM by ChristaIB

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Reaching the far corners of the globe isn't as expensive or as time-consuming as it once was, making international travel appealing. As much fun as traveling abroad is, maintaining your health becomes somewhat more complex. All countries have their own customs, but they also have their own health issues, food and water standards, bacteria and viruses, and healthcare protocols.

Here are some tips to make your summer travel experience a safe and healthy one:
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5 Tips to Improve Men's Health

Posted 06-09-2014 at 05:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 06-09-2014 at 05:34 PM by ChristaIB

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On average, men in the U.S. are more affected than women by common diseases like heart disease, cancer and strokes. In fact, of the 15 leading causes of death, men far outpace women. The exception is Alzheimerís disease, because many men donít live long enough to either develop the disease, or for the disease to reach the terminal stage.

Why do men have comparatively shorter lifespans than women? One possibility is the genetic differences between the sexes. Testosterone,...
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Make a Splash with These Water Safety Tips

Posted 06-02-2014 at 06:18 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 06-03-2014 at 03:38 PM by ChristaIB

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As summer approaches, we all look for ways to chill out. Being in the water is a great way to cool off and beat the heat, but there are risks. Every year, over 3,000 people die from unintentional drowning or water-related injuries. In order to have a worry-free summer, it is vital that you and your family have a number of water safety tips under your belt.

Water Safety Tips for the Summer

Most people have some idea of how...
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Women's Health: Managing Gestational Diabetes

Posted 05-27-2014 at 04:44 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 05-28-2014 at 07:42 AM by ChristaIB

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Are you overweight? Are you African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American? Do you have a poor or impaired tolerance to glucose? If you are pregnant and have answered yes to any of these questions, you could be at risk for gestational diabetes. It is vital that this condition be diagnosed and treated as early as possible in pregnancy to reduce your chances--and your baby's chances--of complications.

What Is Gestational Diabetes?

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Top 5 Food Allergies: Symptoms & Prevention

Posted 05-19-2014 at 05:21 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 05-20-2014 at 03:34 PM by ChristaIB

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Many people eat eggs, nuts, wheat and seafood without a problem. But, approximately 15 million Americans are allergic to these beloved foods, and of that group, at least 200,000 will be sent to the emergency room every year as a result of an allergic reaction. Having a food allergy may seem small to those who do not have one, but those who do often have to rearrange their diet and be overly conscious about the foods they consume (and even touch). Taking food allergies seriously...
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