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Health Tip: Earache Home Care

-- An earache is a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain can have a variety of causes, from ear infections to pressure changes, says MedlinePlus.

To care for an earache at home, you can:

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Health Tip: Understanding the Tetanus Shot

-- A tetanus vaccine is important for people of all ages, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though rare, people who get the disease can face serious, and possibly deadly, complications.

Tetanus-causing bacteria can be found in dirt, dust and feces. The bacteria often enter the body through broken skin. There is no cure for tetanus, so getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, the agency says.

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Health Tip: Cochlear Implants

-- Cochlear implants are electronic devices that can restore hearing for people with hearing loss. Both adults and children can benefit from cochlear implants, says Mayo Clinic.

People with cochlear implants have reported:

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Health Tip: Choosing a Car Seat

-- Thousands of young children face injury or death in car accidents each year. Proper use of car seats can keep children safe in the event of a crash, says American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

The AAP provides these guidelines for choosing car seats:

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Health Tip: Practice Good Oral Habits

-- Adults should maintain oral health to keep teeth strong and healthy for a lifetime, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC encourages them to:

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Health Tip: Signs of Dyslexia in Preschoolers

-- Signs of dyslexia can appear in a child's earliest years. For parents and teachers, looking for signs in preschoolers can help for early intervention, says the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.

Preschoolers with dyslexia may:

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Health Tip: Stopping Nosebleeds

-- Nosebleeds often occur from a leaky blood vessel in the nose, says Harvard Medical School.

Here's a description of a pinching technique to relieve a nosebleed:

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Health Tip: Living With Animal Allergies

-- Over half of U.S. households have pets, but unfortunately millions of Americans are allergic to animals. The best way to manage symptoms of pet allergies is to avoid pets, says the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology.

Other ways to minimize symptoms include:

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Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding Safety

--Horseback trail riding is a fun, leisure activity for many Americans. However, it is important to follow rules for trail safety, says the Minnesota State Department of Natural Resources.

It encourages people to:

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