FYI

Health Tip: Risk Factors for an Ectopic Pregnancy

-- An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube.

The growing fetus eventually will cause the fallopian tube to burst, which can lead to life-threatening bleeding that could require immediate surgery.

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Health Tip: Treating a Black Eye

-- Black eyes are common among kids who play sports. Most cases can be treated with self-care at home.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests how to safely treat a black eye:

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Health Tip: Why Get a Biopsy

-- A biopsy involves removing bodily tissue to examine it for disease, typically cancer.

The procedure also may be used to diagnose other conditions, such as an infection, the Radiological Society of North America says.

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Health Tip: Preventing Dry Skin

-- Dry skin affects a lot of people, particularly as seasons change. But the same care routine doesn't work for everyone in every type of weather.

The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to heal and prevent dry skin:

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Health Tip: Pay Attention to Nutritional Information

-- It's important to look for and understand the nutritional information for any product you eat or drink, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

People often underestimate the number of calories they consume when they eat out. Beginning this month, the agency is requiring that calorie information be listed on the menus of food establishments with 20 or more locations.

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Health Tip: Understanding Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome

-- Periodic limb movements are repetitive movements that typically occur in the lower limbs every 20-40 seconds during sleep, the National Sleep Foundation says.

The actions may resemble muscle twitches, jerking movements or upward flexing of the feet.

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Health Tip: Plan Your Child's Chores

-- Daily chores give a child a sense of responsibility and help the child understand that life is a mix of work and play, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Chores should be appropriate for the child's age, such as cleaning the room, making the bed and clearing the table, the physician group says.

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Health Tip: Manage a Latex Allergy

-- Latex may be found in products such as balloons, dishwashing gloves, waistbands, rubber toys, pacifiers, rubber bands and tape.

If you have a latex allergy, exposure can cause a reaction ranging from sneezing, coughing, a rash and chest tightness to anaphylactic shock.

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Health Tip: Control Caregiver Stress

-- Caregiving for a loved one can be very rewarding. But it doesn't come without stress and anxiety.

Symptoms of caregiver stress may include feeling overwhelmed, loneliness, gaining weight, fatigue, becoming easily irritated and having body aches.

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