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Health Tip: Traveling by Air

-- Crowded airports and planes can seem daunting to parents travelling with small children, especially when the unpredictability of air travel is factored in.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to make air travel less stressful:

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Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Tickborne Illness

-- A dangerous tickborne illness may be difficult for doctors to diagnose, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

So what can you do to protect yourself? Ticks are more active during the warmer months of April through September, so the CDC suggests avoiding areas that may be infested with ticks, treating clothing and exposed skin with insect repellent, and doing a thorough tick examination on after prolonged time outside.

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Health Tip: Coping With ADHD

-- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult for a person -- most often a child -- to pay attention and stay focused.

A child with ADHD can be a more impulsive, which can lead to issues with learning and maintaining friendships.

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Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing

-- Schools are chock-full of loud and potentially destructive sounds, including crowded hallways, buses, band practices and sporting events.

Over time, repeated exposure to these noisy environments can harm your child's hearing, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says.

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Health Tip: Help Support Memory With These Foods

-- Your diet can play a role in brain health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.

Research has found that foods in a typical Mediterranean diet can lead to better cognitive function, alertness and memory.

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Health Tip: Change Poor Posture

-- Everyone has back pain at some point, whether due to poor posture, heavy lifting, a spinal condition present a birth, or an exercise-related injury.

While other triggers for back pain may not be as easy to prevent, poor posture is a relatively easy fix.

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Health Tip: Use a Ladder Safely

-- Falling from a ladder can cause serious injury, even death. But nearly all ladder injuries are preventable, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society says.

The society suggests:

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Health Tip: Prevent Yoga-Related Injury

-- Practicing yoga can bolster your overall fitness while improving posture and flexibility, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.

While the agency notes yoga is safe for most people, those who are pregnant or have high blood pressure, glaucoma or sciatica may be at greater risk of injury.

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