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5 Skin Cancer Safety Tips

Posted 05-13-2014 at 05:45 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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After finding shelter in heavy coats over the cold, winter months, many people are eager to shed the layers of clothing and bathe their skin in the warmth of the sun’s rays. Sure treating your wintry pale skin to a tan sounds appealing—and even looks attractive on most—but overexposure can lead to skin cancer. With May marking Skin Cancer Awareness Month, now is the time to arm yourself with tips that will help you protect yourself.

Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer...
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Osteoporosis: Why Women Are At Risk

Posted 05-05-2014 at 03:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Osteoporosis is a condition where the body gradually loses bone mass until the bones become weak and brittle. Although the disease actually affects both genders, it occurs most often in women. For this reason, many osteoporosis medications, treatments and methods of prevention are targeted toward women.

While many women are aware that they are at risk of developing osteoporosis, especially as they age, not many understand why. They generally understand that calcium...
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4 Indoor Pollutants You Should Watch Out For

Posted 04-28-2014 at 05:03 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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We are all aware that when we step outside of our front doors we expose ourselves to a variety of air pollutants, including ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and lead. These pollutants may come from car exhaust, factories, power plants or other man-made sources. As they sweep through the air and enter our throat, nose and mouth, a variety of health conditions can arise--some immediate, others developed over the long-run like...
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10 Ways to Reduce Your Allergies

Posted 04-21-2014 at 03:46 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Seasonal allergies can be a miserable experience. Itchy eyes, a runny nose, asthma attacks, that wheezing feeling when you breathe and a sore throat are a few of the miseries. Living life in an ongoing fog of allergy is a nightmare. Between the pollen from grass, trees and other culprits, spring and fall are dreaded by people who know what's coming. You can take over-the-counter or prescription medications that will provide some allergy relief, but there are also other measures...
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Can Delaying Motherhood Affect You and Your Baby?

Posted 04-16-2014 at 06:04 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Many women today are choosing to delay motherhood until after age 35. You may be waiting to start a family until after you've established your career or traveled the world, which makes sense, but keep in mind that delayed motherhood can increase certain health risks for you and the baby.

Waiting to Become a Mother

Some experts believe the risks of delaying pregnancy are greatly exaggerated and that the overall health of the mother, before and during...
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