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Taking medicines at school

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5573fce7-3187-472c-926c-7f9e4e30b4e2#.W183NFw-dBw Sending a child to school requires planning on the part of mom and dad. There are lunches to pack, clothes to buy and homework to oversee. In some cases, there are medical needs to plan for as well. Often, kids who need medical care at school have a chronic condition, such as asthma […]

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How alcohol affects seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=066bcd78-ed71-42f2-8e56-612abb7b6226#.WsIwl1w-dBw  Drinking alcohol may pose special risks for seniors, even if they aren’t heavy drinkers. The potential ill effects of abusing alcohol—including troubled relationships, run-ins with the law and damaged health—are well-documented. To be sure, those risks don’t change as we age. But seniors tend to face special risks from alcohol, even if they […]

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Childproof your medicine: How to keep medications away from kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c58723c3-e8e2-4cef-b39d-264277e39d50#.Wp7kj1w-dBx Medications are for healing. But in a child’s hands, they can prove poisonous. Click the interactive infographic below and select a pill to learn about 7 steps for keeping meds away from kids. Sources: American Academy of Family Physicians; Safe Kids Worldwide

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