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Exercise and activity in children
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Exercise and activity in children MedlinePlus Children should have many chances to play, run, bike, and play sports during the day. They should get 60 minutes of moderate activity every day. Moderate activity makes your breathing and heartbeat speed up. … Read More

Acting Fast Is Key with Necrotizing Fasciitis
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Acting Fast Is Key with Necrotizing Fasciitis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Necrotizing fasciitis (NECK-re-tie-zing FASH-e-i-tis) is a rare bacterial infection that spreads quickly in the body and can cause death. See a doctor right away if you … Read More

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors
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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Learn how to protect you and your loved ones during a thunderstorm. Being outside when lightning is present is not something to take lightly—ever. The weather forecast calls … Read More

Prevent the Risk of STDs While Traveling
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Prevent the Risk of STDs While Traveling Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC What happens abroad may not always stay abroad. More than 1 million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are acquired every day worldwide. You can prevent the risk … Read More

The Facts on Tampons and How to Use Them Safely
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The Facts on Tampons and How to Use Them Safely U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA If you use tampons during your period (also called a “menstrual cycle”), it’s important to know the basics for how to use them safely. … Read More

National HIV Testing Day
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National HIV Testing Day Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment if they have HIV. … Read More

Salmonella and Food
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Salmonella and Food Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC You may know that Salmonella can contaminate poultry and eggs, but it also sneaks its way into many other foods. Learn what you can do to make your food safer to eat. … Read More

Suicide rates rising across the U.S.
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Suicide rates rising across the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, nearly 45,000 … Read More