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Health Tip: Reading Food Labels for Diabetics

-- For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can be vital to a treatment plan. Reading food labels can help diabetics make the best choices, the Mayo Clinic says.

When reading food labels, the clinic suggests:

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Health Tip: Signs of Learning Disabilities

-- Difficulty reading and writing is common for children and does not always indicate a learning disability.

But children with learning disabilities usually show several signs that don't get better over time, the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says.

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Health Tip: Diet Myths and Facts

-- Navigating weight loss information can be daunting. Many popular beliefs are only partly true, MedlinePlus says.

MedlinePlus debunked a few common myths:

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Health Tip: Short-term Effects of Marijuana

-- Marijuana is a commonly used psychoactive drug among young people in the United States.

More than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in 2015, the National Institute of Drug Abuse says. The illicit drug contains the mind-altering chemical THC.

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Health Tip: Treating Acne Scars

-- Treating acne scars starts by consulting a dermatologist.

To get the most out of the consultation, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests answering these questions before seeing a doctor:

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Health Tip: Parenting Adopted Teens

-- Teenagers often struggle with questions of identity. For adopted teens, the struggle may be harder than it is for their non-adopted peers.

When dealing with questions of identity, the Children Welfare Information Gateway suggests:

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Health Tip: Treating Rashes

-- Children often visit the pediatrician for skin rashes. From viruses to allergies, rashes have a multitude of causes.

To ease discomfort, KidsHealth tells parents:

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Health Tip: Reducing Risk of Salmonella

-- From fruits and vegetables to chicken and pork, salmonella bacteria can make their way to a variety of foods. However, because contaminated foods often look and smell normal, detection can be difficult.

To help prevent Salmonella infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:

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Health Tip: Eat Healthier at Work

-- Overeating on a regular basis can lead to weight gain. About 25 percent of adults eat 1,300 calories weekly from food they buy or get free at work, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.

The academy recommends limiting these workplace snacks:

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