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Disposal Of Medications

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How to dispose of used and expired medications that is safe and DEA approved.

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Contact lenses in before make-up

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Quick list of contact lenses care you may have forgotten. Never mix contact lenses with water. Water contains bacteria.

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The Cool Spot

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Recommended teen site-The Cool Spot. Cool Spot is for tweens and discusses alcohol use, risks and peer pressure.

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Never Give Up Until They Buckle Up

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Never move the car until your tweens buckle up. This is a difficult age as they assert their independence, but you control the car.

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Are You at Risk For Kidney Failure?

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Do you know the risk factors for kidney failure? Learn what they are and what you can do to prevent it.

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Protect Your Sight

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What you need to know about vision health (Family Features) Everyone’s vision changes as they age, but some changes could indicate a more serious problem. Age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma are two of the most common eye diseases in older Americans. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of macular degeneration, and more than …

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Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

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NewsUSA – For teens, peer pressure or wanting to escape emotional stress can often lead to prescription drug experimentation, which in turn can lead to abuse, addiction and sometimes a drug 0verdose.According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 70 percent of children age 12 and older say they got prescription drugs, not from a drug dealer, but …

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The Last Line of Defense Against Medication Errors: What You Need to Know to Keep your Family Safe

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Copyright © 2004 Timothy McNamara, MD, MPH This is a true story. Yesterday, I picked up a new antibiotic prescription for my daughter from my local pharmacy. (We recently adopted my daughter from India where she had recurrent ear infections resulting in severe hearing loss. And, she is about to undergo the second of several planned surgeries in order to …

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What is osteoporosis and how can I prevent it?

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In the beginning, there are no signs with osteoporosis bone loss. It is a slow process that is usually only identified after a fracture or bone density scan.

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