Lifestyles & Trends - Health & Wellness
To reduce Lyme disease risks, keep tick-carrying deer out of your yard
Colder weather's arrival means homeowners across the country brace themselves for the battle against bold, foraging deer. But with recent reports that Lyme disease - transmitted by ticks that live on deer - is even more prevalent than health officials once thought, keeping deer away from your backyard is not just a cosmetic or financial issue any more. Your success at deterring deer could directly affect your family's health.
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Smartphone apps make it easier to manage type 2 diabetes
The amount of effort it takes for people with diabetes to pick the right foods and track everything they eat is a common source of frustration. Many people simply give up on actively making food choices or logging their meals despite the potential health risks. In the past two years, a growing number of people have been turning to smartphone apps to help simplify the process.
Colorblind care: improving health literacy among minority populations
Achieving consistent quality of care regardless of a person's race or ethnicity remains a critical goal for anyone with a stake in America's health care system for improving health literacy - the ability to use and understand health information.
Safety checklist: a new and expecting mom's best friend
Whether you're expecting or already have a baby, now is a great time to make sure you're fully prepared when it comes to safety. It's important to take the time to re-evaluate your home and daily routines to ensure that you're doing all you can to provide a safe haven for your little ones.
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