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Want to avoid spreading germs and getting sick? Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to study science in space? 🚀 Tune in LIVE tomorrow (8/22) at 12:45 pm ET to see 👨‍🚀 answer Q's from children at in partnership w/ . Learn more:
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When fathers spend time with their kids it helps them to become better thinkers, more sociable and increases their confidence. Learn more at
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News: NIH funds genetic counseling resource ahead of million-person sequencing effort
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You have a right to your health record. Do you know how to get it and use it? Follow this guide from :
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Make sure your loved ones stay safe in the heat: ➡️ Are they drinking enough water? ➡️ Do they have access to air conditioning? ➡️ Do they need help keeping cool? More warm weather safety tips:
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Many people become more forgetful as they age. How can you tell the difference between mild forgetfulness and serious memory problems like ?
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Heat exhaustion can be caused by too much time in the sun and not enough fluids. If you or someone you know is suffering from heat exhaustion, take these steps right away!
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News: has awarded nearly $107 million in Quality Improvement Awards to 1,274 health centers across the U.S. to improve the quality, efficiency, and value of the health care they provide.
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A new report shows the “The Real Cost” campaign will save kids, their families, and the country more than $53 billion by reducing smoking-related costs like medical care, lost wages and increased disability:
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Do you have questions about contact lenses and healthy wear and care habits? Join 's Science AMA with CDC expert Dr. Jennifer Cope today from 1-3 PM EDT!
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Some experts say mosquitoes are the world’s most deadly animal. Why? Because mosquito-related illnesses kill about 725,000 people worldwide each year. Stay safe by preventing bites:
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Whether you can't sleep because of stress, illness, or a sleep disorder, these tips from can help you improve your sleep habits and a get a good night's rest:
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Heat stroke or heat exhaustion? Know the symptoms & what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of a heat-related illness:
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From special events to behind-the-scenes, take a look at the images that capture the daily activity across the department:
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As we mark Contact Lens Health Week, learn how to take care of your lenses and eyes:
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Make this the that you commit to being physically fit! Here's how to get exercise throughout the day, and make your workout work for you:
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Summer may be winding down, but there's still time to follow these six summer health tips:
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Happy First Day of School! Keep your kids on the right track this school year with health and safety tips from :
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Keeping tabs on your has never been easier. You can track your blood sugar, connect with other diabetics, and more, all on your phone!
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