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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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Health Tip: Keep Your Kitchen Clean

-- Keeping the kitchen clean can prevent sickness and improve the quality of health for you and your guests, says Wake Forest University. Many foodborne illnesses can be avoided with some extra care.

To help maintain cleanliness, the school suggests:

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Health Tip: Causes of Dry Eye

-- Dry eye affects millions of adults in the United States, says the National Eye Institute.

In a healthy eye, tears keep the surface moist. Without this lubrication, people may feel a stinging, burning or scratchy sensation.

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Health Tip: Treating a Bunion

-- A bunion is a bone-like bump that forms at the base of the big toe, says Mayo Clinic.

It may form when the big toe pushes against the next toe, forcing the joint of the big toe to stick out.

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Health Tip: Living With Celiac Disease

-- Celiac disease is an overactive immune system disorder affecting about 1 in 100 people worldwide, says the Celiac Disease Foundation.

People with celiac disease may well damage their intestines by eating foods that contain gluten. Currently, the only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet.

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Health Tip: Foods With Lactose

-- Intolerance to lactose, if present at all, varies from person to person, the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says.

For many, symptoms can be avoided by reducing the amount of lactose consumed in dairy foods or beverages.

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