• Understanding Laboratory Test

    Understanding Laboratory Test

      What are lab tests? Laboratory tests are medical procedures that involve testing samples of blood, urine, or other tissues or substances in the body. Why does your doctor use lab tests? Your doctor uses laboratory tests to help: identify changes in your health condition before any symptoms occur diagnose a disease or condition before

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  • Protect Your Family from Food Poisoning

    Protect Your Family from Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning (or foodborne illness) happens when you get sick from eating or drinking something that has harmful germs in it – like bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Two common causes of food poisoning are E. coli and Salmonella. Following good habits like these can help protect you and your family from food poisoning: Buy food from

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  • Spring Break Safety Tips

    Spring Break Safety Tips

      Be Safe in the Sun You may be tempted to “pre-tan” and then tan some more once you arrive. But don’t. Any increase in skin pigment (called “melanin”) is a sign of damage. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause wrinkles and dark spots among other problems—and tanning puts you at higher risk for

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  • What You Need to Know About Chest Pain

    What You Need to Know About Chest Pain

    Chest pain is discomfort or pain that you feel anywhere along the front of your body between your neck and upper abdomen. Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are serious and, in

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