The Kissing Disease Debunked

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Mono from Compfight

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we figured we’d tackle the subject of the “kissing” disease head-on. Have you ever heard about the “kissing” disease? More commonly known as mono, mononucleosis is an illness that can make you feel weak for months.
 
Why is it called the “kissing” disease?
Mono is called …

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Dealing With Dry, Itchy Skin

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Dry Skin

  
 
Do you have dry, itchy skin during colder months of the year? If you do, you’re not alone. Winter weather can wreak havoc on most people’s skin. How do you usually combat dry skin?
 
Proper skin care is a must twelve months a year. It’s a common misconception that summer is the …

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Employment Drug Testing

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Employment Drug Testing

 
 
Business owners have the ability to establish a work environment that is comfortable and beneficial to their employees’ health. Requiring employment drug testing ensures any potential employee meets employment standards and is living a healthy life outside of work.
 
Are you a business owner or candidate for a job that requires an …

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How to Stay Motivated to Exercise During Winter

Health & Fitness

How to Stay Motivated to Exercise During Winter
A combination of shorter days, cooler temperatures and irresistible holiday goodies makes winter the most difficult time of year to exercise regularly. However, just because the ground might be frozen, that’s no reason to give exercise the cold shoulder. Here’s how to stay motivated to exercise during …

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Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Cold & Flu

Is it a Cold or the Flu?
You wake up feeling achy and feverish, and immediately start coughing and sneezing. Is it a cold or the flu? It’s important to know the difference because a cold is milder and may only last for a few days. Influenza is commonly referred to as the flu and …

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How to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Health & Fitness

How to Eat Healthy During the Holidays
The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. Eating is a natural part of celebrating, but unfortunately, the abundance of unhealthy treats and goodies tends to cause overeating and weight gain. Here are some tips from CareNow for ­how to eat healthy during the holidays.
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The Importance of Flu Shots

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Flu Shots

The purpose of ­flu shots is to provide protection against influenza, a respiratory infection that can lead to other health complications, especially in older adults and young children. The most effective way to avoid the flu is if everyone gets flu vaccines this season. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions …

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Halloween Safety Tips from CareNow

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Halloween Safety Tips

Because Halloween presents plenty of opportunities for children to have some carefree fun, it’s important for parents to discuss Halloween safety tips in advance to ensure a safe, fun night of trick-or-treating. This is your opportunity to teach your kids important lessons about safety and responsibility. Consider these top six Halloween safety tips to keep …

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Fall Allergies Happen

Allergies

For 10 to 30 percent of Americans, fall allergies are just as bad if not worse than spring allergies, according to WebMD. In most cases, fall allergies are actually hay fever caused by exposure to ragweed pollen.
Like all allergies, hay fever symptoms show up when your immune system attempts to fight off a foreign …

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Only YOU Can Prevent Sports Injuries

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School sports are great for teaching children discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and other esteemed characteristics, but unfortunately there is also a risk for sports injuries. By understanding some of the circumstances that cause injuries, you can make efforts to prevent them and allow sports to be a positive part of your child’s school experience.

Here …

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