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    MAR 20, 2019

    Prevent fall-related injuries at home with these 8 tips

    With so many of us staying inside and trying to avoid medical visits when possible, it’s especially important to try to avoid injuries at home. Particularly as we get older, falling can be dangerous. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that from 2007 to 2016 there was a 31% increase in the national rate of older adult deaths from falls.1 ... Read More >

    TOPICSfall preventionSafetysenior health

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    JUN 07, 2018

    Your checklist for safe summer fun in Georgia

    Georgia offers something for everyone in the summer — from hiking trails to beaches, and small-town charm to tourist-packed cities. But with any adventure, there comes a certain level of risk. ... Read More >

    TOPICSGeorgiaSafetySummer

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    MAY 08, 2018

    Made in the shade — 4 tips for healthy eyes in Georgia

    Summer has arrived in all its sunny glory. The soaring temperatures and long days make this the perfect time to hit the pool, go on vacation, or get serious with yard work. But all these summer activities can be tough on your eyes. ... Read More >

    TOPICSeye healthGeorgiahealthy eyesSafety

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    JUN 08, 2017

    Learn how to prevent falls in Hawaii

    Whether you’re 65 or older (or care about someone who is), it’s important to know how to prevent falls. Even if you’re younger, it’s a good idea to protect yourself from injury now to avoid health complications as you get older. ... Read More >

    TOPICSfall preventionHawaiiSafetysenior health

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    APR 05, 2016

    How to keep kids safe outdoors this summer

    Get the facts on summertime safety ... Read More >

    TOPICSheatoutdoorsSafetySummer

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    APR 05, 2016

    Tips for beating the southern heat in Georgia

    If you prefer outdoor workouts, getting exercise under the glare of the Georgia sun can be a grueling challenge. To make sure it doesn’t get the best of you, all you need are a few sensible safety precautions. ... Read More >

    TOPICSfitnessGeorgiaheatSafety

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    OCT 16, 2015

    Helping a person with Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. It affects memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. It is not clear what causes this disease. But it is the most common form of dementia in older adults. It may take many years to develop.   Alzheimer’s disease is different than mild memory loss that occurs with aging.   Family members usually notice symptoms first. But the person also may realize that something is wrong.  ... Read More >

    TOPICSAlzheimersBetter LivingEducationSafety

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    MAY 18, 2015

    Protecting your skin from the sun

    Most skin cancer can be prevented. Use the following tips to protect your skin from the sun. You may decrease your chances of developing skin cancer and help prevent wrinkles.   Although people with darker skin don’t sunburn as easily, they can still get skin cancer. So it’s important to use sun protection, no matter what your skin color is.   Avoid sun exposure The best way... Read More >

    TOPICSpreventionSafetySummerSun safety

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    JAN 19, 2015

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

      What is an anterior cr... Read More >

    TOPICSSafetySports & Fitness

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    JAN 19, 2015

    Dating violence: Is your teen at risk?

    Every year, nearly 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner. One in three adolescents is a victim of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Alexa Sueda, MD, joins us to talk about what teen dating violence looks like and some of the warning signs parents and friends should be watchful for. We also speak with Nancy Schwartzman, the inventor of the Circle of 6 mobile app, who talks about ways that young women can both prevent and cope with sexual abuse. ... Read More >

    TOPICSFamilyKidsSafety