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Health Tip: Stair Safety For Older People

-- Some elderly people are at heightened risk for falling, especially at home. Six of 10 falls occur within the home -- often due to lax stair safety, the National Institute on Aging says.



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Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

-- Carbon monoxide (CO) is routinely called a "silent killer," since the toxic gas is odorless and tasteless.

More than 400 people die each year in the United States from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, and more than 50,000 people visit the emergency room due to CO exposure, the CDC says.

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Health Tip: Four Common Types Of Acne

-- Acne is typically caused by the clogging of hair follicles by debris from skin cells, skin inflammation, oily secretions and certain bacteria.

The American Skin Association identifies these common types of acne and their causes:

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Health Tip: Is Your Baby Teething?

-- Most babies are born with 20 teeth below the gum line, but the process of teething typically doesn't start until about 6 months of age.

Most teeth will come in before the child turns one, with the molars coming in by age three.

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Health Tip: Preventing Food Allergies While Dining Out

-- If you have food allergies and plan to eat out, it's important to remember that the beverages you drink may also be a source of the sniffles or more serious reactions.

The American Academy of Food Allergy Asthma & Immunology offers these suggestions:

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Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery

-- After spending nine months making sure everything you eat is good for your growing baby, you'll want to create a nursery that's soothing and safe.

Your baby typically will sleep for up to 16 hours a day for the first two years of life.

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Health Tip: Overcoming the Obesity Epidemic

-- Your chances of becoming obese are only made worse if you're a chronic couch potato.

The American Council on Exercise suggests how businesses, governments and communities can promote physical activity:

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Heath Tip: Dining Out If You Have Diabetes

-- For people who manage diabetes with insulin, eating out can be a source of stress due to the risks of fluctuating blood sugar.

The American Diabetes Association suggests how to make eating out safer while you're watching your glucose levels:

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