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Fireworks season brings biggest injury risk

Updated: 07/03/2015 - Kids might think it's fun to set off a few fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, but even the smallest kinds can be dangerous explosives.

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State-required immunizations for students

Posted: 06/19/2015 - Children entering preschool, kindergarten or seventh grade and those enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time should receive the immunizations listed in this article.

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How to avoid health disasters on vacation

Posted: 06/19/2015 - No one wants to think about getting sick when they're getting ready to travel, but nothing can ruin a vacation faster than an unexpected illness.

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Adult health craze for human breast milk poses risks

Posted: 06/18/2015 - Like many an Internet craze, it arose out of a perfect storm of dubious health claims, scientific misconceptions, greed, and a subculture of fetishists. The next thing you know, people are selling and buying human breast milk online for adult consumption.

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FDA ban on harmful trans fats expected soon

Posted: 06/15/2015 - Harmful trans fats may soon be banished from America's food supply, following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement expected any day now.

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The do's and don'ts of sunscreen

Posted: 06/15/2015 - Summertime is here and that means more time outside, increasing your risk for sunburn. Make sure you're using sunscreen the correct way to stay protected.

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Oregon to allow year-long birth control supplies

Posted: 06/12/2015 - Oregon has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow women to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time, expanding coverage that previously needed to be renewed every 30 or 90 days.

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Staying safe around stinging insects

Posted: 06/11/2015 - Bees, wasps and hornets are more abundant during the warmer months, leaving many people vulnerable to stings. Here's how you can avoid getting stung and what to do if you suffer a sting.

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Some common heartburn drugs may increase heart attack risk

Posted: 06/11/2015 - A new study by researchers at Houston Methodist and Stanford University shows that a category of drugs commonly used to fight acid reflux, called proton pump inhibitors, may raise the risk of heart attack.

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New study on parental age, child's autism risk

Posted: 06/10/2015 - In the largest-ever international study of parental age and autism risk, researchers have found increased autism rates among children born to teen moms and among kids whose parents have large gaps between their ages.

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Does summer make you depressed?

Posted: 06/09/2015 - Though you may be pumped for the sunshine-y days of summer ahead, there's a small minority for whom summer is depressing.

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Why some states face higher cancer risk

Posted: 06/08/2015 - The war on cancer continues, and as some battles are won in research, others may be lost in quality of life that varies state by state.

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