FYI

Health Tip: Are You Well Enough to Travel?

-- Since germs can spread easily in a confined airplane cabin, it's important to make sure that it's safe to fly.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you should avoid plane travel if:

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Health Tip: Want Healthier Lungs?

-- Though you can't live without them, we'll bet you haven't spent much time thinking about how to take care of your lungs.

The American Lung Association has these suggestions:

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Health Tip: Get the Facts on Alcohol and Sleep

-- A glass of wine may initially help you drift off to sleep, but it's hardly a prescription for a quality night of rest.

Here's how alcohol can interfere with sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation:

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Health Tip: Preventing Tick Bites

-- A bite from an infected tick can cause a number of ills, including Lyme disease. But taking precautions before going outside can help protect you.

Here are suggestions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry?

-- Few things are more uncomfortable than dry, itchy skin. So, what's behind it?

The American Academy of Dermatology says possible causes include:

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Health Tip: Considering Bed Sharing?

-- The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend bed sharing for babies, especially if:

The baby is younger than 4 months, or was born at a low birth weight or prematurely.

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