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Prevent Allergies and Asthma Attacks at Home

Prevent Allergies and Asthma Attacks at Home The Basics If someone in your family has allergies or asthma, make your home a healthier place by getting rid of the things that can cause allergy symptoms or an asthma attack. What can cause allergy symptoms or an asthma attack? Things that can …

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Use Medicines Safely

Use Medicines Safely The  Basics Medicines can help you feel better and get well when you are sick. But if you don’t follow the directions, medicines can hurt you. You can lower your chances of side effects from medicines by carefully following the directions on the medicine label or from …

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Good Working Positions During Working On Computer

 Good Working Positions During Working On Computer To understand the best way to set up a computer workstation, it is helpful to understand the concept of neutral body positioning. This is a comfortable working posture in which your joints are naturally aligned. Working with the body in a neutral position …

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Prevent Back Pain

Prevent Back Pain The Basics One of the best ways to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong. Follow these steps to help protect your back and prevent back pain: Do back-strengthening and stretching exercises at least 2 or 3 times a week. Stand and sit up straight. …

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Stay Safe at Work

Stay Safe at Work The Basics Staying safe at work is very important. If you don’t work in a safe way, you can get hurt or become sick. The good news is that there are things you can do – both at work and at home – to lower your …

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Prepare for an Emergency

Prepare for an Emergency The Basics Planning ahead can help keep you and your family safe if there’s an emergency, like a natural or man-made disaster. Examples of emergencies include: Natural disasters like floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes Pandemics (disease outbreaks that spread around the world) Blackouts (where large areas lose power) …

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Stay Active As You Get Older: Quick tips

Stay Active As You Get Older: Quick tips Physical activity is good for people of all ages. Staying active can help: Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer Improve your strength and balance so you can prevent injuries and stay independent Improve your …

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Get Enough Calcium

Get Enough Calcium The Basics Your body needs calcium to build strong bones when you are young and to keep bones strong as you get older. Everyone needs calcium, but it’s especially important for women and girls. Many people, including most women, don’t get enough calcium. How much calcium do …

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Learn First Aid

Learn First Aid The Basics Do you know what to do in an emergency? An accident or emergency – like a heart attack or an allergic reaction – can happen at any time. You can give first aid to help someone before medical help arrives. Taking action right away can help save …

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Get Active

Get Active The Basics Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health! Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate activity each week. If you haven’t been active before, start at a comfortable level. Once you get the hang of …

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