Family Health Team

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What's Your Best Protection Against Measles?

Tags: CDC, diarrhea, ear infections, measles, mumps, pneumonia, vaccines

Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not immune also will become infected. Learn about the importance of vaccination.


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Use Hair Dye? Watch for Red Flags With Salon or Box Color

Tags: beauty, dermatologist, dermatology, hair, hair loss, skin care

Hair dyes can damage your hair and skin whether they come from a salon or from a box kit. Find out how to protect yourself from the dangerous chemicals they contain.


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What You Should Know About Dirty Lemon Wedges at Restaurants

Tags: bacterial gastroenteritis, bacterial infection, diabetes, flu, germs, immune system, renal failure, wash hands

Lemon or lime wedges in restaurant drinks may flavor your drink, but if they aren’t clean and handled properly, they can also add bacteria that can make you ill.


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Why Do We Yawn, Hiccup and Get Goosebumps?

Tags: hiccups, sleep

Learn the truth behind why we yawn, hiccup and get goosebumps. It’s probably not what you think.


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How Treating Varicose Veins Can Make Your Legs Look Young Again

Tags: endovenous thermal ablation, sclerotherapy, skin care, spider veins, varicose veins

Varicose and spider veins can be a cosmetic nuisance or a symptom of a more serious problem. Treatment options include laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy.


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Is Your Desk Messy or Tidy? Find Out What It May Say About You

Tags: chronic stress, stress, stress management, workplace health

Do you keep you keep your desk tidy or do you take a more relaxed attitude? Researchers find that personality traits like creativity, free thinking, and generosity could be reflected in how we keep our desks.


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U.S. Waistlines Keep Getting Larger

Tags: BMI, diabetes, healthy diet, obesity, overweight, weight gain, weight loss

The number of U.S. men and women with the kind of obesity that settles around the waist – which can indicate a greater risk of ailments such as diabetes and heart disease – has risen sharply over the last 12 years.


How Good Bacteria in Your Nose Can Help You Fight Infections

How Good Bacteria in Your Nose Can Help You Fight Infections

Tags: antibiotics, bacterial infection, Headaches, probiotics, sinus, sinusitis, wash hands

Doctors are learning the value of the good bacteria in our noses and nasal passages. It actually helps you fight infections. Find ways you can protect and cultivate them.


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Why We Sweat (Infographic)

Tags: excessive sweating, heart attack, hyperhidrosis, infographic, menopause, stress

Learn about sweat, the body's natural coolant. Discover what happens when sweat meets bacteria. Learn how sweat can signal disease, and when to seek help.


Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail — and How to Succeed

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail — and How to Succeed

Tags: diet, exercise, fitness, healthy diet, smoking, weight loss

Every year, people make resolutions, then abandon them by mid-January. Don’t just blame it on human nature. Instead, use these simple tips to stay on the health bandwagon.