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Health Tip: Conserve Energy

-- When the power goes out, it may mean throwing away lots of food, not to mention the inconvenience of no lights and no TV. You can help prevent a blackout by saving energy.

To help conserve power, the American Red Cross advises:

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Health Tip: Avoid Recipes With Raw Egg

-- You may have a recipe or two that calls for raw egg, such as for Caesar salad dressing, custard or mousse.

But since raw egg increases your chances of food poisoning, it's best to use a safer substitute.

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Health Tip: Adapting After Hip Replacement

-- If you're among the millions of people who have had hip replacement surgery, there are some do's and don'ts until you fully recover.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests:

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Health Tip: Eat Less Sugar

-- Too much sugar makes you gain weight and can harm your health. And you have to be especially careful about how much sugar you eat if you have diabetes.

The American Heart Association advises:

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Health Tip: If Heartburn Doesn't Go Away

-- If eating the right foods and taking medication doesn't ease your heartburn, there may be a bigger issue.

The American College of Gastroenterology says you should be concerned about heartburn symptoms if you're:

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Health Tip: Ease the Pain of a Blister

-- A blister may be painful and uncomfortable, though it's best to avoid popping it. But it's important to keep the area clean, especially if the wound pops on its own.

The Mayo Clinic offers these care suggestions:

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Health Tip: Talking in Your Sleep

-- Talking in one's sleep is common. But the National Sleep Foundation says it may not be anything to worry about, except when it is attributed to or results in:

Using alcohol or drugs.

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Health Tip: Preventing Diabetic Foot Sores

-- Foot sores are more common among people with diabetes, who often have problems with circulation to the legs and feet.

To help prevent this dangerous condition, the American Podiatric Medical Association suggests:

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Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun?

-- Applying sunscreen liberally and often helps protect you from a nasty burn and damage to your skin.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says failure to use sunscreen can lead to:

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