FYI

Health Tip: Recognizing a Staph Infection

-- A staph infection is caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose. Though usually minor, staph infections can become deadly if the germs invade the bloodstream or bones, says Mayo Clinic.

Serious staph infections have a range of possible symptoms, including fever, nausea or joint swelling.

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Health Tip: Getting Rid of Warts

-- Warts surface when skin cells grow faster than normal due to infection from the human papillomavirus (HPV), says Harvard Medical School.

About 10 strains of HPV cause skin warts, which can spread by direct contact through breaks in the skin.

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Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety

-- Ferris wheels and roller coasters are summer staples for many. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 emergency room visits in 2016 were linked to amusement parks and carnivals, says the University of Michigan.

The school encourages parents to:

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Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding

-- Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every mother. As you begin, your baby's actions will cue your body to make milk, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are concerned about this process, talk to a doctor or lactation consultant.

Over time, your breasts may leak. Some mothers find it helpful to put disposable or cloth pads in their bras to alleviate this issue.

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Health Tip: Using Aloe Vera

-- Aloe vera is a plant that has been widely used for its healing abilities, the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health says.

Topical aloe vera is likely to be safe and helpful for psoriasis and certain skin rashes, the center says.

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Health Tip: Drinking Alternative Milks

-- Many alternative milk products are available on supermarket shelves, including milks made from soy, rice, almond, coconut and oats.

These products may not have the same nutritional value as dairy milk, says the Dairy Council of California.

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Health Tip: Living with Hypochondria

-- Hypochondria is a preoccupation with physical health. People with the condition obsess on physical symptoms and take them as signs of serious illness, despite lack of medical evidence.

People with the condition do not purposely create these symptoms, says MedlinePlus. For those living with hypochondria, talk therapy can be helpful.

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Health Tip: Napping Do's and Don'ts

-- A nap can improve mood, performance and alertness, says Mayo Clinic. But sleeping at the wrong time or for too long can backfire.

Mayo suggests the best way to nap:

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Health Tip: Treating the Chills at Home

-- The chills refers to an episode of shivering, along with paleness and feeling cold. Most commonly, the chills are associated with fever, says Mount Sinai Hospital. They are the body's way of producing heat when it feels cold.

To treat the chills at home, Mount Sinai recommends:

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