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Do You Know What Your Cholesterol Level Is?

 When it comes to screening for cholesterol levels, the country could be doing better, according to a study from the CDC released just in time for the National Cholesterol Education Month in September. But, the report concluded, we could also be doing worse

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What to Do When You Have a Fever

A fever–as anyone who has ever come down with the flu knows–is an elevated body temperature. Technically, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal; a fever is defined as a temp of 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher. When you’re fighting an infection, the part of your brain responsible for regulating temperature, called the hypothalamus, kicks up...

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Eyelash Extension Can Cause Infection

For those who aren't born with long, fluttery eyelashes, cosmetic extensions can help achieve that often sought-after look. But eye experts warn that the adhesives used to apply these eyelash extensions can cause allergies and infections. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns that among the potential dangers associated with cosmetic eyelash extensions and the...

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Don't get Distracted Behind the Wheel

Texting, talking on cellphones, eating, drinking -- distractions such as these are a driving hazard, and are more likely to occur among young men, new research shows. People most prone to distracted driving also often tend to think it's "no big deal" -- socially acceptable, the Norwegian study found. These drivers often...

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