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Water safety: Tips to stay safe while swimming in rivers and lakes

Rivers and lakes are popular spots to cool off in the summer. While the waters may look calm, they can be dangerous for children and adults. Get tips on ways to stay safe and how to help someone in danger.

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Macular degeneration stages, symptoms, and when to get an eye exam

Macular degeneration affects many older Americans. While eye exams are the best way to catch it early, there are some things you can do to help slow macular degeneration.

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Motion sickness: How you can prevent symptoms and enjoy travel

Motion sickness can happen in many different situations, whether you're sitting or standing. The good news is there are some things you can do to help prevent symptoms and enjoy your activities.

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Mental Health

Social media’s impact on our mental health and tips to use it safely

Social media can be a great tool to connect with family and friends. But it’s also been linked to depression, anxiety and loneliness. Learn more about the impacts of social media and how to use it safely.

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Children's Health

What to know about HPV, the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer screening

About 25% of people are infected with HPV, a virus that can cause several cancers. Our experts explain how the HPV vaccine can help prevent the virus and why screening is critical to early detection and treatment.

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6 common types of arthritis and related conditions

Arthritis includes more than 100 conditions and affects 60 million American adults. Take a look at six of the most common forms of arthritis and related conditions.

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Mental Health

Health benefits of pets: How your furry friend improves your mental and physical health

Our furry friends can be great companions. But did you know that owning a pet has many health benefits? See how they can help your physical and mental health.

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Cancer Care

Cancer is on the rise in younger adults: What to know about screening and your risk

Cancer diagnoses in people under 50 is a concerning trend. Our experts have advice for younger adults on when to get screened, lifestyle choices to help reduce your cancer risk, and more.

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Donating blood saves lives: How you can help during the critical blood shortage

Blood banks are seeing the lowest number of people donating blood in the last 20 years. Blood products save the lives of people who have lost blood, are receiving treatments, or have other medical conditions.

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Mental Health

How to set boundaries and why it matters for your mental health

Setting boundaries at work and in your personal life can be a challenging, but meaningful, way to practice self-care. Our experts offer tips for setting boundaries and why it's important for your mental health.

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Cancer Care

Colonoscopy vs. at-home colon cancer screening: Which is best for you?

Colorectal cancer is on the rise in younger adults, leading to an increased awareness for screening. Our experts give the pros and cons of colonoscopies vs. at-home colon cancer screening kits.

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Mental Health

Feeling burned out? How hobbies, laughter and enjoying community can help

Burnout and stress can cause our mental health and relationships to suffer. But there are some things that can help relieve your feeling of burnout. See what our experts suggest.

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Cancer Care

7 lifestyle tips to reduce your cancer risk

Forty percent of cancer cases can be linked to preventable causes. This means that there are lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your risk of cancer.

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Exercise and Fitness

Simple 8-week exercise plan for a healthy heart

Exercise is one of the keys to keeping your heart healthy. A UC Davis Health exercise physiologist offers an easy activity routine to get you on your way to good heart health.

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8 ways to reduce your risk of heart disease

Heart disease can take years to develop. Our experts encourage you to make lifestyle changes now to help prevent heart disease before it's too late.

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Children's Health

Strep throat: How long it's contagious, symptoms and recovery

The bacteria that causes strep throat is very contagious. Learn the symptoms, helpful recovery tips, and how to protect yourself and your family from strep throat.

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