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Health Tip: Using Eye Makeup

-- Makeup should be used properly and safely to prevent injury to the eye, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

The academy encourages those who wear eye makeup to:

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

-- Tennis elbow causes pain around the outside of the elbow, says the National Health Service. Often, the condition occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm.

The service mentions these symptoms of tennis elbow:

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Health Tip: Protecting Yourself From Summer Bugs

-- Hotter temperatures bring people outdoors, but they also bring insects out of hiding, says NorthShore University. From mosquitoes to ticks, the summer months are a hotbed for bites from these insects.

To protect against summer bugs, NorthShore recommends:

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Health Tip: Use Hand Sanitizer Properly

-- A portable hand sanitizer is convenient and can play an important role in preventing the spread of germs. But for a hand sanitizer to be effective, it must be used correctly, says Rush University Medical Center.

The school encourages you to:

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Health Tip: Indoor Tanning

-- Tanning beds and sun lamps can cause serious long-term skin damage, says the American Cancer Society. Indoor tanning exposes the skin to ultraviolet (UV) rays -- the cause of most skin cancer.



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Health Tip: Minimizing Shortness of Breath

-- Shortness of breath is marked by difficulty breathing or intense tightening in the chest. Medical problems, strenuous exercise, extreme temperatures, obesity and high altitude can all trigger shortness of breath, says Mayo Clinic.

To keep chronic shortness of breath at bay, Mayo Clinic suggests:

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Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress

-- Stress is a normal physical and emotional reaction to changes in life. However, long-term stress can contribute to digestive issues, headaches, sleep disorders and other health problems.

Relaxation techniques can help release tension and counteract stress, says the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). These techniques incorporate breathing and pleasing thoughts, to help calm both mind and body.

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Health Tip: Recognizing Heat Exhaustion

-- During very hot weather, the body's ability to cool itself down is compromised, says the U.S. National Weather Service.

As the body dehydrates, losing important fluids and salts, you or someone you know may develop heat exhaustion.

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Health Tip: Diarrhea in Kids

-- Diarrhea typically is not a sign of a serious illness in children, says KidsHealth.

But it's important to make sure that if your child has diarrhea, lost fluids and nutrients are replaced.

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Health Tip: Working in Extreme Heat

-- Outdoor workers are more likely to become dehydrated and have heat-related illnesses, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC recommends that people working in extreme heat:

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