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Preventive care, including regular doctor visits, is important for everyone. There are certain tests and screenings that are appropriate for both men and women at various life stages, and some that are specific to men and their needs. Consider incorporating these screenings, tests and exams into your life to promote good health and prevent the onset of preventable conditions.

Consider these topics and procedures when considering preventive care:

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Extreme summer temperatures are not only uncomfortable, they are also dangerous for your health. This is particularly true for older adults and children who are more susceptible to illness. Read on to learn more about heat-related illnesses and tips for preventing them.

Heat Exhaustion occurs when the body is not able to sweat enough to cool itself. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

  • Dizziness, weakness, nausea, headache and...
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According to the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, about half of the U. S. population suffers from allergies. These negative reactions occur as a result of coming in contact with normally harmless substances. Some allergies change or disappear over time, while seasonal attacks will return at the same time each year for only a few weeks or months.

Though allergies can affect anyone, individuals with the following characteristics are afflicted more often...

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If others depend on you for financial support, part of your financial plan should include how you will provide for them in the event of your death. To help you decide which option is the best for you, we’ve covered the basics.

The Basics of Life Insurance

If you are married, it’s important for both spouses to have a life insurance policy. If both people bring in an income, a death can be a difficult financial loss. Also, if a stay-at-home parent should pass away, expenses...

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According to the U.S. Surgeon General, most Americans should log 10,000 steps per day to reduce the risk of disease and help lead a healthy, productive life. Consider using a pedometer, a device used to track how many steps you take.

Use these stair-use recommendations to help reach your daily 10,000 step goal:

  • When you need to use the restroom at work, walk the stairs to another floor to do so.
  • While at work, at the shopping mall or other...
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Women are particularly at risk of developing problems in their reproductive organs and should make efforts to reduce their risks by engaging in regular screenings, examinations and tests to detect problems early on. Read on for some preventive care recommendations.

  • Mammogram - Women should have a mammogram every one to two years after age 40.
  • Pap Smears - Women should have their first Pap smear at age 21 and...
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Snowmen, snow angels and snowball fights are fun activities for children and the young at heart. But being outside in cold temperatures can have an adverse effect on your health if you are not careful. Frostbite is a common ailment for those who have prolonged exposure to cold temperatures and low wind chill factors.

Though everyone is at risk of developing frostbite when outside in winter, some are more susceptible than others. In fact, children, the elderly,...

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Making children smile with a new toy brings a lot of joy to parents and relatives during the holidays, on their birthdays and those “just because” occasions. Although toys are designed for play, not all of them are safe for children depending on their ages and developmental progression.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requires toy manufacturers to meet specific safety standards and label products according to these specifications.

Here are...

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this nasty habit kills over 480,000 people each year and this number continues to rise. With all the health risks associated with smoking, it’s important to extinguish your smoking habit for good! Here are some suggestions to get you started on your journey to being smoke-free.

  • Quitting has dramatic beneficial effects on your health within minutes.
  • After 20 Minutes: Blood...
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Lower back pain is one of the most agonizing and common health conditions in the world, as well as a leading cause of disability. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 1 in 4 adults will experience lower back pain for at least one day during a three-month timespan.

Although lower back pain is common and usually goes away on its own, there are a number of treatments you can take to prevent or relieve your pain.

Until recently, one of the most...

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