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Surgeons Offer Advice on Avoiding Varicose Veins
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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An estimated 50 percent to 55 percent of pregnant women in the United States develop varicose veins, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery.

"More than just a cosmetic issue, varicose veins can be painful and can lead to more serious health problems," Dr. Eva Rzucidlo, chair of the group's Women's Leadership Committee, said in a society news release.

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Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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From buying a Christmas tree to stringing up lights and wrapping gifts, there are a number of health and safety issues parents and guardians should consider during the holidays, according to child health experts.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following tips to help keep children and the whole family safe:

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How to Extend Holiday Cheer
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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The sudden return to a normal routine after weeks of holiday cheer can cause some people to go into a funk, but an expert outlines ways you can continue the joy and excitement of the holidays year-round.
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How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays
Thursday, December 01, 2011
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The overlap of the cold and flu season with the holiday season can make it a challenge to stay healthy as you go to parties and get together with family and friends.

Getting a flu shot is important, but other precautions can also reduce your risk of getting sick or of spreading illness to others, according to a Ryerson University news release.

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Air Fresheners, Scented Candles May Spur Allergic Reactions
Monday, November 21, 2011
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Pumpkin spice candles and pine-scented air fresheners may evoke the holiday season for some. For others, those airborne fragrances trigger allergy symptoms -- from runny, itchy noses and sneezing to asthma attacks.
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