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Jul 30th

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FIVE TRAVEL TIPS: Feel energetic and healthy on your next getaway

FIVE TRAVEL TIPS: Feel energetic and healthy on your next getawayWhether you are getting away on a much needed vacation or packing up for yet another business trip, being able to stick with a healthy eating plan while traveling can be a trick. It's hard enough to know what to eat when you are home, but trying to figure out how to avoid unhealthy foods while on the go can seem nearly impossible. Here are five tips to help you navigate the food world on your next trip:
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Know your allergy and asthma symptoms and triggers

Know your allergy and asthma symptoms and triggersAllergies and asthma can go hand-in-hand with some of the same substances that trigger allergy symptoms also causing asthma symptoms. Allergic reactions begin in the immune system when it overreacts to an allergen and produces antibodies that release histamine and other chemicals, causing symptoms like nasal congestion and itchy eyes. For some, the same reaction leads to asthma symptoms in the lungs and airways. And, in serious cases, a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis can occur.
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Should I recycle my disposable batteries?

Should I recycle my disposable batteries?Dear EarthTalk: Can I throw my old disposable batteries in the trash or is there a way to recycle them? -- Jennifer Brandstrom, Chicago, IL
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Taking responsibility for testicular cancer

Taking responsibility for testicular cancerTesticular Cancer Awareness Month, April, is over, but that doesn’t mean men should forget about testicular cancer prevention.
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Asthma discovery may lead to new therapeutic approach

Asthma discovery may lead to new therapeutic approachMayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have discovered a key cellular mechanism that contributes to bronchoconstriction and inflammation in asthma. Their studies may lead to a novel, effective asthma therapy for patients. The findings appear in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
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PARENTING: Don't Wait, Vaccinate: Protect Infants from Deadly Diseases

PARENTING: Don't Wait, Vaccinate: Protect Infants from Deadly Diseases(StatePoint) It may seem like diseases like polio, measles and whooping cough are a thing of the past. But the 2014-15 measles outbreak is a stark reminder that these viruses still circulate and children who are not immunized are at risk.
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Stemming the tide against Alzheimer's disease

Stemming the tide against Alzheimer's diseaseMany of us know a loved one who has faced Alzheimer's disease. It's a wrenching experience—watching them slowly slip away, trying to be a source of comfort and companionship, even as a cure remains painfully out of reach. Alzheimer's has come to be known as the "long goodbye," a disease that gradually takes its toll on millions of people in Minnesota and across the country every year.
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