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How to Head Off an Ice Cream Headache

How to Head Off an Ice Cream Headache

Published 06/27/2018

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Slow down and savor your ice cream sundae or smoothie -- it's the best way to prevent the dreaded head pain commonly known as "brain freeze."

"When you consume cold foods or drinks too fast, it cools down the carotid artery located just behind your jaw...

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Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy

Look Before Locking: Protect Your Child From a Hot Car Tragedy

Published 06/27/2018

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before the summer of 2018 was even one day old, 16 American kids had died after being left in hot cars, according to a group called KidsAndCars.org.

Last year's toll was 43, and, on average, 37 children die in hot cars each year in the United States.

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Health Tip: Treat a Sunburn

Health Tip: Treat a Sunburn

Published 06/27/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Feeling like you're getting a sunburn? Get out of the sun quickly and begin treating your skin, the American Academy of Dermatology advises.

The burn eventually will heal, but getting a burn because you forgot to apply sunscreen or simply stayed under the sun's rays too long i...

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Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy Shots

Health Tip: Things to Consider Before Allergy Shots

Published 06/26/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots help ease symptoms for people who have chronic allergies.

The shots contain small amounts of allergens to which the recipient reacts. After repeated exposure to the allergens, the immune system is better able to fight the things that make the person sneeze, wheez...

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25 U.S. Kids Treated in ERs Every Hour for Bike Injuries

25 U.S. Kids Treated in ERs Every Hour for Bike Injuries

Published 06/26/2018

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 2.2 million American children a year -- or about 25 an hour -- were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries over a 10-year period, a new study finds.

"The good news is that the rate of injury declined over the course of th...

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Health Tip: How to Prevent Heartworm in Your Pet

Health Tip: How to Prevent Heartworm in Your Pet

Published 06/25/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Heartworm is a deadly disease that can strike your dog, cat or ferret after the bite of an infected mosquito.

The good news is that it's preventable with medication.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests giving your pet heartworm medicine year-round.

The FDA also reco...

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