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Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury — or TBI — caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head or hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

9 Ways to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

The majority of sodium in our diets doesn’t come out of the salt shaker. It comes from packaged, processed and restaurant food. Even foods that may not taste salty can be major sources of sodium. Here are nine ways to cut out the sodium.

Avoiding Bed Bugs When You Travel

The chance of picking up bed bugs when you travel is low, but as infestations become more common throughout the world, it is important to take precautions. Bed bugs can hitch a ride on clothing and luggage, especially in places where travelers sleep. These tips will help you avoid bed bug bites when you travel.

5 Ways Herbal Supplements Interact with Medicine

Many people take both herbal supplements and prescription or over-the-counter medicines. But did you know that these medicines and supplements may interact in harmful ways? Some supplements can decrease the effects of medicines, while others can increase the effects, including unwanted side effects.

What Does "Organic" Really Mean?

Deciphering food labels and marketing claims can be a challenge for even the most savvy consumer.  Companies use production and handling claims as a way to differentiate their products. “Organic” can seem like just another label, so understanding what it really means will help you make informed choices when shopping for food.

Get Ahead of Your Headaches

Do recurring headaches stop you in your tracks? If so, you are not alone. According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million Americans suffer chronic, recurring headaches. Most migraine sufferers have their first headache between the ages of 6 and 25, and about 70 percent are women.

5 Things to Know About Tai Chi

Tai chi is a centuries-old mind and body practice. It involves certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Several clinical trials have evaluated the effects of tai chi in people with various health conditions.

Tips for a Healthy Home

Not feeling well, but can’t figure out what is wrong? Some people have health issues and may not realize their personal wellness and the health of their home are interconnected. By giving your home a health check-up, you may be preventing diseases and other hazards from hurting you and your family.

Energy Drinks: A Boost in the Wrong Direction?

Energy drinks are widely promoted as products that increase alertness and enhance physical and mental performance. Marketing targeted at young people has been quite effective. But science is showing us that these drinks can often be unhealthy.

Help Stop the Spread of Superbugs

For nearly a century, antibiotics have helped to control and destroy many of the harmful bacteria that make us sick. But in recent decades, antibiotics have been losing their punch against some types of bacteria. In fact, certain bacteria are now unbeatable. That’s because the way we’ve been using antibiotics is helping to create new, drug-resistant “superbugs.”

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