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Health Tip: Pool Safety

-- A tragedy can happen in any swimming pool without proper supervision, says Intermountain Healthcare. Following water safety guidelines can prevent children from drowning.

Intermountain Healthcare urges parents to:

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Health Tip: Pets and Severe Weather

-- Keeping your furry friends in mind when severe weather strikes should be a key part of your family's safety plan, says the U.S. National Weather Service.

Pet owners should be sure to:

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Health Tip: Babysitting Emergencies

-- When babysitting, it's important to know what to do in an emergency, says Safe Sitter.

Sometimes, unfortunate incidents can happen, even if you're careful. Being prepared is the safest precaution for anyone watching children.

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Health Tip: Using an AED

-- Automated external defibrillators can save lives during sudden cardiac arrest, says the Red Cross.

For children aged 8 or older and adults, bystanders can follow these AED steps after calling 9-1-1:

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Health Tip: Thermometer Options

-- Three primary types of thermometers are on the market for consumers.

Digital thermometers record body temperature through electric heat sensors. They can be used in the rectum, mouth or under the armpit. However, armpit temperatures are typically least accurate.

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Health Tip: Treating an Infant's Fever

-- A baby's first fever can be scary for parents. However, most fevers are relatively harmless, says MedlinePlus.

When treating your child's fever, MedlinePlus suggests:

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Health Tip: Vitamin B12

-- The brain and other organs rely on vitamin B12 to function properly. For most adults, the recommended B12 dose is more than 2.4 micrograms, says the Office of Dietary Supplements.

Vitamin B12 is naturally found in a variety of animal products and is especially high in fish like trout, salmon and tuna.

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Health Tip: Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

-- Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that causes a bodily protein to malfunction.

The faulty protein affects cells, tissues and glands. People with CF make thick mucus that can block, damage and infect organs.

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Health Tip: Managing Chronic Migraines

-- More than 12 percent of the world's population has migraines. For some people, migraines are chronic, says the American Migraine Foundation.

Chronic migraines are usually diagnosed when a person has 15 or more of these headache days per month.

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Health Tip: Positive Parenting in Mid-Childhood

-- Middle childhood often comes with big changes as children prepare to enter middle school or junior high school.

Children form complex friendships, experience peer pressure and become more aware of their body, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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