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Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

Terrorist acts occur unpredictably, making it impossible to protect yourself absolutely. The first and best protection is to avoid travel to areas where there has been a persistent record of terrorist attacks or kidnappings. Here are some additional precautions. 

Five Ways to Spot a Tax Scam

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. 

 

 

What You Should Know About HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that infects both women and men. Although most HPV infections go away on their own, infections that don’t go away can cause changes in the cells and lead to cancer. Fortunately, the HPV vaccine is a powerful tool to prevent most of these cancers from developing.

Controlling Media Exposure During Crisis

Many people are unable to resist news coverage of traumatic events, such as disasters and terrorist attacks. As horrific as they are to watch on video or even read about, many still find it nearly impossible to turn away. It is difficult to know why the information is so hard to resist for so many. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand the effects on the community that this type of exposure may have.

How to Make Your Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions — they’re easy to make but easier to break. Why is it so hard to make the healthy changes that we know can help us feel better and live longer? And why is it so hard to make them last? Here’s help with making – and sustaining -- healthy changes.

 
Make Your Holiday a Safe One

Here are tips to make your holidays happy and safe. 

Stay Safe and Healthy This Winter
Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us don’t plan ahead for its arrival. If you prepare for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall.
How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

What Parents Should Know About e-Cigarettes and Kids

As the use of e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in the United States in recent years, so have calls to poison centers about them. Yet many parents who use e-cigarettes – or “vape” – aren’t aware of the dangers to children, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The Truth About Dietary Supplements
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found nearly 300 fraudulent products — promoted mainly for weight loss, sexual enhancement and bodybuilding — that contain hidden or deceptively labeled ingredients. 
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