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Pass the Tissues, Please

Pass the Tissues, Please

The best way to blow your nose is to use paper facial tissues, not handkerchiefs, in which bacteria can grow. Also: Use a tissue once, then throw it away. Blow gently—too much pressure can push infectious fluid into ears and sinuses....

Exercise Your Feet

Exercise Your Feet

Go barefoot or wear sandals whenever you can. Joints in feet stay properly lubricated when the small bones can move freely, which...

Sole Search

Sole Search

Wear the right shoe for walking workouts. Buy a shoe specifically designed for walking—it should be flexible at the ball of...

Simple Flu Help

Simple Flu Help

Ordinary soap and water eliminate some flu viruses. So do hand sanitizers that contain alcohol. Self-defense against respiratory viruses: Wash your hands...

Oyster Alert

Oyster Alert

Raw oysters—particularly those from the Gulf Coast—are the main source of the Vibrio bacteria, which can cause three or four...

Deadly Heatstroke

Deadly Heatstroke

People who become overheated—when spending hours in the sun—can lose their ability to sweat. This can cause heatstroke, in which...

Morning-After Pill Warning

Morning-After Pill Warning

Mifeprex (mifepristone) can cause a tarc, fatal infection in women who use it incorrectly' More than four deaths from sepsis—an infection...

Unusual Drug Reaction

Unusual Drug Reaction

Some drugs can trigger a rare skin disease called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). Symptoms include red blotches, welts and pimple-like bumps either in...

iPod Warning

iPod Warning

If played too loudly, iPods can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). To protect your hearing, these and other...

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