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Health Tip: Grapefruit May Interact With Medication

-- While grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C and potassium, it may interact with your medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

The FDA says these types of medication may become an issue when taken with grapefruit juice or grapefruit:

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Health Tip: Keep Your Bladder Healthier

-- Each day, adults pass about 1.5 quarts of urine through the bladder, the National Institute on Aging says.

Keeping your bladder healthy can help prevent infection and incontinence, which tend to become more common as you age, the agency says.

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Health Tip: Keep Diabetic Feet Healthier

-- People who have diabetes often have foot problems that, if severe enough, can lead to amputation of a toe or the entire foot.

But by taking care of your feet every day and by watching your blood sugar carefully, diabetics can help prevent these problems, the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says.

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Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

-- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older, the U.S. National Eye Institute says.

AMD damages the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina that's needed for sharp, central vision (seeing objects that are straight head). It can interfere with daily activities such as driving, reading, writing, cooking or seeing faces.

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Health Tip: Keep Your Gut in Good Condition

-- Everything you eat goes through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables will help keep your gut in good condition, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says.

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Health Tip: Identify Bug Bites

-- Hot summer weather and long days spent outside are the perfect combination for bug bites.

But it may be difficult to figure out which type of bug was responsible.

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