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Caution! Teens and Tanning - Skin Cancer Prevention

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Free resources | American Academy of Dermatology Learn more about Free resources at aad.org https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/free-resources The Ugly Truth About Indoor Tanning Many people believe that using a tanning bed, booth, or sunlamp to get a tan is safer than tanning outside in the sun. But the truth is that just like sun tanning,...
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THE SUN'S HOT. SKIN CANCER'S NOT.

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​How to combat the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, and the dangers of tanning beds.  Protect Yourselfie infographic | American Academy of Dermatology Women younger than 30 are six times more likely to develop melanoma if they tan indoors. Use this infographic to educate teenage girls about how they can protect their skin an...
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Popular Weed Killer’s Alleged Link To Cancer Spreads Concern

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Popular Weed Killer’s Alleged Link To Cancer Spreads Concern Marla Cone Clumps of dandelions have popped up in your yard, so you reach for a bottle of Roundup, the popular weed killer. It is known for being very effective, but its main ingredient, glyphosate, is getting a lot of attention because of lawsuits alleging links to cancer. Last wee...
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Your Broadcast TV Channels May Change Frequencies

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Your Broadcast TV Channels May Change Frequencies (Family Features) If you rely on an antenna for your TV viewing, changes between now and July 2020 may affect reception of some of your channels. As part of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) work to make more airwaves available for high-speed mobile broadband services, some TV stat...
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Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining

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Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining (Family Features) Picnics, patio dining and al fresco foods all come to mind when warmer weather allows families and friends to enjoy the flavors of homemade meals in the great outdoors. As you seek out recipes for outdoor entertaining and more, try keeping the options light and simple with dishes that can b...
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5 Tips to Help Reduce Litter and Protect the Oceans

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5 Tips to Help Reduce Litter and Protect the Oceans (Family Features) The tide of environmental studies showing the harmful effects of litter and mismanaged waste on oceans are seemingly everywhere. For example, 8 million metric tons of plastics  wind up in streams, rivers and waterways each year, according to research published in “Scie...
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National Public Health Week, Tuesday, "Violence Prevention"

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National data show gun-related deaths are on the rise: between 2015-2016, the U.S. was home to nearly 27,400 homicides and nearly 45,000 suicides involving guns. Those numbers are the highest documented levels in a decade. About one in four women and one in nine men experience some form of intimate partner violence, and one out of every six America...
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5 Blood Clot Risk Factors

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5 Blood Clot Risk Factors (Family Features) Blood clots can affect anyone and may lead to significant health problems, but some people are at higher risk for life-threatening blood clots. One in four people worldwide die of conditions caused by blood clots, also known by the medical term "thrombosis." In fact, thrombosis is the third leading vascul...
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Sustainable Eating Made Easy

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Sustainable Eating Made Easy (Family Features) The needs of grocery shoppers are seemingly always evolving, and now more than ever, they want to know where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment. This is commonly referred to as “sustainable eating,” and its popularity is growing among shoppers. Plant-ba...
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Friends Don't Let Friends Vape

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CDC - Flavorings-Related Lung Disease - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic A resource for findings and recommendations to reduce the risk of severe obstructive lung disease (bronchiolitis obliterans) associated with occupational exposures to flavorings. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/flavorings/default.html Quick Facts on the Risks of E-ciga...
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How to Survive Pollen Season

If you're suffering from the abundant amount of pollen in the air, check out this video for a few helpful tips.
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Swing into Spring

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Swing into Spring (Family Features) While spring naturally means it’s time for a refresh for many homeowners, it doesn’t mean you’re limited only to a cleaning party. Take advantage of the season by using it as an opportunity to upgrade different areas of your home for reasons ranging from energy efficiency and convenience to ease...
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National Pi Day 3,415926

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  Calculating Pi Yourself There are many special methods used to calculate π and here is one you can try yourself: it is called the Nilakantha series (after an Indian mathematician who lived in the years 1444–1544). It goes on for ever and has this pattern: 3 + 4 2×3×4 − 4 4×5×6 + 4 6×7×8 − 4 8×9×10 + ... (Notice the + and − pattern, and also ...
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A video featuring Community Health Works, Mulberry Market, and Macon, Georgia

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Pictures taken from Downtown Macon, Mulberry Market and Community Health Works. Edited by: Michael Smith - Director of Communications | Community Health Works | [email protected] 
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Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution

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Understanding Loneliness In Older Adults — And Tailoring A Solution Judith Graham For years, Dr. Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. “Go out and find something that matters to you,” she would say. But her well-meant advice didn’t work most of the time. What p...
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Look Up Your Hospital: Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

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Look Up Your Hospital: Is It Being Penalized By Medicare? Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News Under programs set up by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government cuts payments to hospitals that have high rates of readmissions and those with the highest numbers of infections and patient injuries. For the readmission penalties , Medicare cuts as much...
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Healthy Mealtime Inspiration in Your Pantry

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Healthy Mealtime Inspiration in Your Pantry (Family Features) One of the secrets to ordering less takeout and serving more nutritious homemade meals may be as simple as keeping a well-stocked pantry of canned foods. By cooking with canned foods, you can cut down prep time, meaning less time in the kitchen and more time with family. Canned fruits, v...
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The History of Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival

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In 1949 a realtor located in Macon, Georgia discovered the first Yoshino cherry tree while walking around in his back yard. His name, William a. Fickling Sr. At the time, Mr. Fickling was not aware he discovered a rare tree species growing in the south. Nonetheless, he admired the beauty of this tree and tried to learn more about the tree, but coul...
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Vaping on Increase Among Youth

​Source: Southeast Georgia Today March 1-- Smoking is down among teenagers, but vaping is up and that's not a good thing according to Ursula Spence with Rural Health Works. Rural Health Works is a Community Health Works focused initiative. Vaping on Increase Among Youth Southeast Georgia Today is a service provided by Vidalia Communications serving...
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Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores Of Medical Devices

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Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores Of Medical Devices Christina Jewett Photos by Heidi de Marco [UPDATED at 6 p.m. ET on March 8] Dr. Douglas Kwazneski was helping a Pittsburgh surgeon remove an appendix when something jarring happened. The surgical stapler meant to cut and seal the tissue around the appendix locked up. Kwazneski later...
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