28 Healthy Heart Tips

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28 Healthy Heart Tips

Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system, and it is vitally responsible for just about everything that gives your body life -- ranging from the transportation of oxygen to the success of your immune system. However, the foods you eat and the amount of activity you choose to take part in can dramatically affect the overall health of your heart and the many other tissues that make up your cardiovascular system.

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Does This Cut Need Stitches?

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Does This Cut Need Stitches?

You’re chopping food for dinner and slice yourself by accident. Or maybe your child gets gashed while playing on gravel. Do you just bandage it up, or do you go get stitches?

Basic scrapes and scratches are easy, but beyond that, you may not be sure what to do about deeper cuts.

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Everything You Need To Know About A Finger Dislocation

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Everything You Need To Know About A Finger Dislocation

Finger dislocation is a common, serious injury. It occurs when the bones of the finger are moved (dislocated) from their normal anatomic position. Finger dislocation can occur in any of the joints of any finger, but it occurs most often in the middle knuckle of the little (pinky), ring, middle, or index finger. A break in the bone (fracture) may accompany these dislocations, but they frequently happen without any breaks.

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Is My Leg Pain Shin Splints or Something Else?

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Is My Leg Pain Shin Splints or Something Else?

Shin pain and pain in the front of your lower leg can be a troubling problem. It may limit your ability to perform everyday tasks like walking and running. But where is your shin pain coming from? Is the pain in the front of your leg shin splints or sciatica? (Or could it be something else altogether?)

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3 Ways to Relieve Hip Pain

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3 Ways to Relieve Hip Pain

Shakira's song "Hips Don't Lie" is true—especially when our hips are in pain. Without giving much thought to them, we use our hips every day—when we walk, stand, sit and workout. In fact, there are few times when we are not using our hips. Every time we rotate or move our trunk or feet in any way, our hips are involved.

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A Quick guide to treating a fever

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A Quick guide to treating a fever

A fever is a common sign of illness, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, fevers seem to play a key role in fighting infections. So should you treat a fever or let the fever run its course? Here's help making the call.

These recommendations are for otherwise healthy people — for instance, those who are not immunocompromised or taking chemotherapy drugs and haven't recently had surgery.

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9 Symptoms Of A Sinus Infection

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9 Symptoms Of A Sinus Infection

Medically known as rhinosinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when your nasal cavities become infected, swollen, and inflamed.

Sinusitis is usually caused by a virus and often persists even after other upper respiratory symptoms are gone. In some cases, bacteria, or rarely fungus, may cause a sinus infection.

Other conditions such as allergies, nasal polyps, and tooth infections can also contribute to sinus pain and symptoms.

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Regular Check-Ups are Important

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Regular Check-Ups are Important

It’s time to take charge of your health! Schedule an appointment with your health care provider to discuss what screenings and exams you need and when you need them.

Below are resources to help you and your health care provider determine what health services and screenings are best for you.

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