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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

Pool Chemicals Send Thousands to ER

They're meant to enhance summer fun, but if you're not careful, they could result in a trip to the emergency room. As we close in on Memorial Day weekend, people are preparing swimming pools while the…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Wow! Every 13 minutes someone shows up in the hospital with a sports-related eye injury; more than 800,000 eye injuries happen in the workplace each year; 60 percent of adults have never had an eye ex…

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7 Things I Learned From Being Sick

Chronic illness or life-threatening illness can really blow your mind. It can knock the wind out of your sails, but you can also learn things about yourself and about life in general. Here are a few t…

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5 Signs of an Over-Scheduled Child (and What to do About it)

Frequent meltdowns and emotional outbursts are signs of trouble. Soccer, martial arts, scouting, band practice, gymnastics…is your child over-scheduled and stressed out? Dr. Adelle Cadieux, pediatr…

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5 Diabetes Complications Have Dropped Dramatically

Good news for people with diabetes. The rates of five complications due to diabetes have dropped dramatically during the last 20 years, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

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3 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Aren’t Necessarily Healthy

Foods we often think of as healthy can contain ingredients that turn them into unhealthy foods. "Natural" and "healthy" tag lines on the packaging can fool us into making poor choices. "The best wa…

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E-cigarettes Poisoning Children at Alarming Rate

Be careful what you do with your e-cigarette — it can poison your child. A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a shocking increase in the number of e-cigarette…

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Feeling GOOD. Isn’t That the Crux of it All?

It was a fairly simple Facebook status update: "Feeling GOOD. Isn't that the crux of it all?" It's the kind of social media status one could easily overlook, but it leaped off the screen and straight …

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You Eat More Salt Than You Think (infographic)

Even if you never touch a salt shaker, it doesn't mean you're not eating a ton of salt. You may be surprised at how many of the foods you eat at home, as well as the foods you eat out, are loaded with…

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Every 8 Minutes a Child Goes to the ER for This

About every eight minutes, a young child ends up in the emergency room due to medicine poisoning. An alarming 77 percent of the time, the child took medicine that belonged to a parent or grandparent. …

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about Ann Pietrangelo

Ann Pietrangelo is the author of No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis and Catch That Look: Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. She is a freelance writer and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Follow on Twitter @AnnPietrangelo

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