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Dick and Tom Cagle

Hospice team ensures veteran makes Freedom Honor Flight

Two years ago, Dick Cagle applied for a Freedom Honor Flight to D.C. that honors veterans. He wasn't on the list yet, but the Navy vet's hospice team made sure this was one flight he wouldn't miss.

May 27, 2022
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Helping children feel safe

In the aftermath of gun violence, you may ask how you can help your children feel safe or reassure yourself that your children are safe. Here's how.

Janice Schreier MSW By Janice Schreier May 27, 2022
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What you eat promotes radiant hair, skin and nails naturally

Potions, lotions and supplements to achieve healthy hair, skin and nails can be expensive. Instead, spend that money on groceries. What you eat can give you radiant results naturally.

Kjersten Nett LD By Kjersten Nett May 26, 2022
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Anxiety disorders: Is it really all in your head?

For some people, severe anxiety interferes with daily life. It begins in the brain, but it's not just all in your head. Learn about the symptoms of anxiety, and get management tips.

Patrick Bigaouette MD By Patrick Bigaouette May 26, 2022
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What you need to know about monkeypox

The CDC is tracking multiple clusters of monkeypox. A Mayo Clinic expert explains what this virus is, how it's transmitted and what you need to know.

May 25, 2022
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5 simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

Spring and summer are exciting seasons. With increased exposure to the sun, risk of skin damage increases, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

Elizabeth Demaree, D.O. By Elizabeth Demaree May 25, 2022
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COVID-19 booster vaccinations extended to kids 5–11

Vaccination continues to be a safe, effective way to prevent serious illness and hospitalizations from COVID-19. Here's what parents of children ages 5–11 need to know.

May 24, 2022
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Advice for parents during baby formula shortage

While baby formula is in short supply right now, you may be tempted to water it down or use homemade formula. Learn why this can be dangerous, and get advice for getting formula for your baby.

May 24, 2022
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Will my sinus infection clear up on its own?

Acute sinusitis can accompany a common cold, allergies, and bacterial and fungal infections. Learn why antibiotics aren't the best treatment and what you can instead.

Munoz Leanna 2011 By Leanna Munoz May 23, 2022
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Decompress and stabilize: Understanding types of back surgery

If nonsurgical treatments have failed to improve stress, strain and pain in your back, surgery may be the next option. Learn about the two categories of back surgery and when each is recommended.

T.K. Schiefer, M.D. By T.K. Schiefer May 20, 2022
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Is it safe for my kid to take supplements?

Dietary supplements are popular among young athletes with nearly 60% reporting regular use. Get information about research efforts, and gather tips before giving supplements to your young athlete.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim May 19, 2022
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Ouch! I've burned my hand on a hot pan — now what?

It’s easy to burn yourself while cooking. Instead of relying on myths to treat a minor burn, find out what you really should do.

Munoz Leanna 2011 By Leanna Munoz May 18, 2022