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Health Tip: Lifting Heavy Things

-- Lifting heavy things is a leading cause of workplace injury, says the University of North Carolina.

People who practice smart lifting techniques are less likely to suffer muscle sprains, pulls and injuries caused by heavy lifting.

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Health Tip: Tooth Whitening Safety

-- Tooth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that can remove unsightly stains. From dental office procedures to at-home whiteners, there are many safe and effective whitening options, says the American Dental Association.

Before whitening, the ADA encourages people to:

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Health Tip: Getting Motivated

-- Everyone feels lack of motivation at some point, and it doesn't necessarily represent a mental health issue, says the Mental Health Foundation.

From meeting up with friends to participating in a hobby, sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to get involved.

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Health Tip: Treating Short-Term Back Pain

-- Back pain is one of the most common medical issues in the United States, says the National Institutes of Health.

Short-term back pain lasts no longer than six weeks, and can be uncomfortable if untreated.

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Health Tip: Exercise Portion Control

-- To maintain a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat, says the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Your optimal portion size may or may not match the serving size listed on a product. It's dependent on your age, weight and metabolism, among other factors.

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Health Tip: Causes of Painful Urination

-- Painful urination (dysuria) is the pain or discomfort associated with going to the bathroom, says Cleveland Clinic.

It doesn't refer to how often you urinate, although dysuria can be accompanied by frequent urination. Often, dysuria is associated with urinary tract infection.

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Health Tip: Recognizing a Staph Infection

-- A staph infection is caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose. Though usually minor, staph infections can become deadly if the germs invade the bloodstream or bones, says Mayo Clinic.

Serious staph infections have a range of possible symptoms, including fever, nausea or joint swelling.

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Health Tip: Getting Rid of Warts

-- Warts surface when skin cells grow faster than normal due to infection from the human papillomavirus (HPV), says Harvard Medical School.

About 10 strains of HPV cause skin warts, which can spread by direct contact through breaks in the skin.

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Health Tip: Amusement Park Safety

-- Ferris wheels and roller coasters are summer staples for many. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 emergency room visits in 2016 were linked to amusement parks and carnivals, says the University of Michigan.

The school encourages parents to:

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Health Tip: What to Expect While Breastfeeding

-- Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every mother. As you begin, your baby's actions will cue your body to make milk, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are concerned about this process, talk to a doctor or lactation consultant.

Over time, your breasts may leak. Some mothers find it helpful to put disposable or cloth pads in their bras to alleviate this issue.

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