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Swimming is the most popular summer activity. The best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons. Follow these safety tips whenever you are in, on or around water. Make Water Safety Your Priority Swim in designated areas...

Even the most harmless-seeming fireworks (yep, sparklers!) can send a child to the ER. Keep your family safe this July 4th—or any time you want to enjoy some fireworks—with this important advice. Sorry, but there’s no such thing as “safe fireworks” for kids. Over 30 percent...

How’s your blood pressure? If you don’t know; there’s your starting point. So many factors contribute to high blood pressure, from genetics to diet to lifestyle and much more. When it’s too high, blood pumps too forcefully against the walls of the arteries. Left untreated, hypertension...

[caption id="attachment_1751" align="aligncenter" width="780"] REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton[/caption] By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women should get their blood pressure checked at each prenatal visit to screen for preeclampsia, a potentially fatal complication that can damage the kidneys, liver, eyes and brain, new U.S. guidelines say. While many doctors...

Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.” 1. Get active Daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical...



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