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Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye

-- Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears.

As adults get older, they are more likely to have medical conditions that trigger dry eye, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, stroke and thyroid problems, the AARP says.

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Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata

-- Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that's triggered by your immune system mistakenly viewing hair follicles as threats to your health.

This can trigger patchy hair loss on the head, complete hair loss on the head or the loss of body hair, the American Academy of Family Physicians says.

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Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics

-- When a person truly needs an antibiotic, the benefits of taking one outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

But is an antibiotic always needed?

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Health Tip: Travel Suggestions For Your Eyes

-- Don't forget to think of your eyes while you're traveling, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.

Here are the academy's suggestions while you're on the road, either for business or pleasure:

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Health Tip: Caregiving After Stroke

-- Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be difficult, but with the right information and preparation, you can keep your loved one safe, the American Stroke Association says.



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Health Tip: Anti-Aging Skin Suggestions

-- As we age, so does our skin. With that comes wrinkles and age spots.

While wrinkle creams, eye serums and other products can diminish signs of aging, the most effective anti-aging plan begins with healthy skin habits, the American Academy of Dermatology says.

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Health Tip: Avoid Burns From Playground Equipment

-- Materials used in modern playgrounds, often plastics and rubber, can get very hot in the summer sun and are capable of burning a child's skin, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

The agency offers parents this advice:

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Health Tip: Care For a Wound At Home

-- Taking care of a significant wound helps prevent infection and minimize scaring, the Nemours Foundation says.

The foundation suggests how to care for a wound at home:

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Health Tip: Put Your Obese Dog on a Diet

-- Being overweight isn't just an issue for people. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says more than half of all dogs are overweight.

A dog that weighs too much is at greater risk of osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, orthopedic problems, ligament injuries, skin disease, heart and respiratory disease, some cancers and lower life expectancy, the American Kennel Club says.

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Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Sleep Deficiency

-- You probably have sleep deficiency if you don't get enough sleep in general, you sleep at the wrong time of day or you don't fall asleep normally or stay asleep, the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says.

The agency says you may be sleep deficient if you often doze off while:

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