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The itchy truth: What to know about head lice

Hearing the words "head lice" may make you want to scratch your head. Knowing how to prevent and treat head lice can ease your family's scratching.

Maegen Storm CNP By Maegen Storm October 25, 2021
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Aim for a safe, healthy hunting season

Whether you're stalking game, carrying on family tradition or enjoy being outdoors, don't let an accident or injury spoil the hunt. Learn how to aim for a safe hunting season.

Eric Grube DO By Eric Grube October 25, 2021
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Tips to keep kids safe this Halloween

After last year's halt on Halloween due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sweet relief is coming for those who celebrate the spookiest day of the year. With some precautions, your family can trick or treat safely this year.

October 22, 2021
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Pain, pain go away: Back pain causes, solutions

About 80% of adults experience temporary back pain. But if the pain lingers, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. In this webinar, two neurosurgeons discuss the causes of back pain and when to seek medical care.

October 22, 2021
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Solve, don't settle: Treatment for urinary incontinence

You don't need to tolerate loss of bladder control. Learn about lifestyle changes and treatment options to improve urinary incontinence.

October 21, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy: 4 common Q&A

You aren't alone if you have questions about getting vaccinated for COVID-19 while pregnant. Find out answers to four common questions OB-GYN providers are asked and why the CDC issued an urgent warning for pregnant women.

Blenda Yun, M.D. By Blenda Yun October 20, 2021
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Troubleshooting your IUD

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the most commonly used long-acting reversible contraception method worldwide. Here are answers to 5 common questions about them.

Okey Oseubi MBBS By Okey Osuebi October 20, 2021
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8 FAQ about mammography screening for women of average risk

Are you of average risk for breast cancer? What exactly does that mean? Should you have a mammogram, and if so, how often? Here are answers to 8 common questions about this important screening.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya October 20, 2021
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Stressed out kids? Signs and strategies

Life is full of unpredictable changes and stressful situations. Children, especially teens, aren't likely to ask their parents to help them manage stress. Here's what to look for and how to help.

Fiona Swanson LGSW By Fiona Swanson October 19, 2021
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Farm safety tips and reminders

During harvest season, it’s important for people involved in agriculture to remember a few safety practices and pick up a new tip or two, which can help avoid serious accidents.

David McAlpine MD By David McAlpine October 19, 2021
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Are you experiencing frustration with the COVID-19 pandemic?

If you're experiencing frustration with the COVID-19 pandemic, you're not alone. You may be experiencing pandemic anger, or "panger." Learn how you can cope rather than react.

October 18, 2021
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Get your flu shot, COVID-19 vaccine at the same time

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and the flu. Learn why and how you can get both shots at the same time.

October 18, 2021