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Health Tip: Physical Milestones at Age One

-- Clues about your child's physical development can be found in the way the child moves and plays, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By the age of 1, the CDC says most children can:

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Health Tip: Helmet Safety

-- A helmet can prevent someone from a serious head injury, says the New York State Department of Health.

Some states even require people, especially children, to wear helmets while biking or skateboarding.

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Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

-- Ringworm is a fungal infection that gets its name from the red circular rash that develops. The inside of the ring typically is clear or scaly.

People who use public lockers and showers, athletes and people with weak immune systems are especially at risk.

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Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking

-- Intoxicated people are prone to poor decision-making, loss of emotional control and accidents. When people habitually binge drink, serious problems often arise.

The American Addiction Centers mentions signs of binge drinking:

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Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice

-- Each year, about 18 million adults in the United States report problems with their voice, says the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

From singers to teachers, many people use their voice for work.

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Health Tip: Treating a Charley Horse

-- "Charley horse" is another name for a muscle spasm or cramp of the leg. When a muscle cramps, it contracts involuntarily and does not relax.

To treat a charley horse, MedlinePlus suggests:

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Health Tip: If You're Lost Outdoors

-- Preparing for a safe hike outdoors begins with a few pieces of equipment.

The American Hiking Society urges hikers to carry a map, compass and emergency whistle at all times. Furthermore, understanding how to use each item is critical.

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Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

-- Though traveling with a friend or in a group is safest at night, walking alone may be unavoidable. The best practice for someone walking alone at night is to stay aware and to take precautions, says the University of California at Berkeley.

The police department at UC Berkeley suggests:

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Health Tip: Wellness for Older Adults

-- Living a healthy lifestyle can impact both your lifespan and quality of life, says the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

But regardless of your age, the NIDDK emphasizes that it is never too late to be good to your mind and body.

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Health Tip: Contact Lens Safety

-- Some 40 million Americans wear contact lenses to correct vision disorders, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, if not worn or taken care of properly, contact lenses pose risks to users.

To avoid infection or injury, the FDA urges users to:

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