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Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

-- An "innocent" heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ's chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says.

The condition is common among children, and it may disappear and reappear when they are excited or scared, the association adds. Most murmurs disappear by the time children become adults.

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Health Tip: Getting Rid of a Mold Problem

-- Mold exposure can trigger health problems including asthma, respiratory infections and allergic reactions. Mold can grow on virtually any moist surface and should never be ignored.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests how to prevent mold and how to get rid of an existing problem:

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Health Tip: Improve Your Emotional Wellness

-- Having a positive outlook can boost your physical well-being, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says.

Research has shown a link between an upbeat mental state and lower blood pressure, reduced risk for heart disease, healthier weight, better blood sugar levels and longer life, the agency says.

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Health Tip: Managing Your Family's Digital Life

-- TVs and computers are part of everyday life, but the American Academy of Pediatrics urges caution about overuse of digital devices.

They should never take the place of face-to-face time with family and friends, the academy says.

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Health Tip: Reduce Childhood Stress

-- Stress is a function of the demands placed on people and their ability to meet them, the Nemours Foundation says.

Stress affects anyone who feels overwhelmed, including children. Signs of a stressed child include mood swings, acting out, changes in sleep patterns or bedwetting, the foundation says. Additional signs may be stomachache, headache, trouble concentrating or appearing withdrawn.

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Health Tip: Nutritional Needs for Your Your Teen

-- Teens typically have a significant increase in appetite around the age of 10 in girls and 12 in boys, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

During adolescence, boys require an average of 2,800 calories per day and girls an average of 2,200 calories per day. Hunger typically starts to subside once teens stop growing, the academy adds.

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Health Tip: Nurture Your Emotional Health as a Cancer Patient

-- If you have cancer, it is important to take care of your emotional health, too, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

A positive outlook has been linked to a lower risk of disease and injury, a better immune system, longer life and greater work productivity, the agency adds.

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Health Tip: Prevent Travelers' Diarrhea

-- A vacation or business trip to a developing country can lead to a nasty case of travelers' diarrhea -- if you're not careful.

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Health Tip: Understanding Ingrown Hairs

-- An ingrown hair occurs when a strand of hair grows back into the skin, usually after shaving, waxing or tweezing.

Symptoms of ingrown hair, according to the Cleveland Clinic, include:

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