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Health

Have a happy and healthy Halloween

Children look forward to Halloween every year. They get to dress up as their favorite character, collect loads of candy, and might even be allowed to stay up past bedtime. It’s a fun occasion, however, there are some things parents should keep in mind to help their child stay safe and healthy ...

US salmonella outbreak tied to onions sickens more than 650

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — A salmonella outbreak tied to onions has sickened more than 650 people in 37 states, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at least 129 people have been hospitalized. No one has died. Nearly all of ...

Brush up on proper handwashing

METRO — Hygiene begins with clean hands, and handwashing tends to be a lesson learned early in life. However, it can be easy to forget the role handwashing plays in personal health on a day-to-day basis. The COVID-19 pandemic did much to remind individuals just how important and effective ...

Seniors: Prepare for Medicare annual enrollment

Health insurance is not really a fun and interesting topic for most normal people, but it is a topic I think important to cover once or twice each year as we get close to the end of summer and into the fall season. In just about a month, the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period will begin — ...

Tips for safe teenage drivers

Getting your driver’s license is one of the most exciting life experiences for a teenager. While it’s great to have a new sense of freedom, it’s important to remember that driving is a privilege and a huge responsibility. National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 17-23 and is the ...