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Doctors Divided on Safety, Use of Electronic Cigarettes

When patients ask about safety and using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, doctors' advice differs

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Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Relieve Airborne Allergy Discomfort

  • Keep your home heating and cooling system clean.

  • Try a duct-cleaning service to clean dust mites, dust and dirt from your air duct system.

  • Update your vacuum cleaner. Look into the newer "closed system" models; some deposit dust directly into a water-filled canister.

  • Cover your pillows and mattresses with plastic to eliminate dust mites.

  • Rid your house of cockroaches; their body parts and waste products also are a major household allergen.

  • Avoid smoke and other irritating fumes -- they can aggravate your allergies.

  • Limit alcohol consumption. Nasal passages swell and secrete more mucus when you've been drinking.

  • Limit outdoor activities. During allergy season, be sure to avoid the flowers, trees and grasses that bother you. Although they are not exact, the local weather report's pollen count can be helpful when planning outdoor activities.

  • Reduce mold exposure. Clean bathrooms frequently and run the exhaust fan during and after showering.

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Fitness
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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Men's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.