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Know the Signs of an Airplane-Induced Blood Clot

Post-flight blood clots can catch even seasoned travelers by surprise, as travel writer Lindsey Campbell recently found out. She stretches before flights and moves around as much as she can—but after landing, she dismissed her calf pain as probably an injury from hiking.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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If Your Child Swallows a Button Battery, Honey Might Help

Coin cell or “button” batteries are small, shiny, and feel tingly on the tongue. If you’re a toddler, that puts them into the category of “belongs in my mouth.” But a swallowed button battery can begin burning a hole through a kid’s esophagus in hours, causing pain, severe injury, and sometimes complications leading…Read more… Continue […]

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Where the Anti-Vaxxers Are

A new study has identified the hotspots of philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions: the paperwork that (in some states) you can fill out in lieu of getting your kindergartener vaccinated. Most are in rural areas, but 15 mid-size cities have a dangerous combination of a large population and a high rate of these…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Find a Pharmacy That Can Prescribe Birth Control

Pharmacists can prescribe birth control in eight states and Washington, DC, meaning you can walk into a pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription and walk out with, often, a full year’s worth of pills. The patch, shot, and vaginal ring can also be prescribed this way.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Dash Berlin pulls out of Spring Awakening due to health issues

Chicago’s premiere electronic music destination Spring Awakening had some unfortunate news this weekend as they took to Twitter to announce that Dash Berlin would no longer be performing due to undisclosed health issues. Due to health issues, we regret to inform that @DashBerlin is not able to come to the show this Sunday. He is sorry to […]

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Can Sound Make You Sick?

American diplomats in China are falling ill with symptoms like headaches, nausea, and hearing loss after hearing “odd sounds” in their apartment. It’s an eerily similar situation to what happened in Cuba in 2016 when 24 diplomats complained about strange sounds and nearly-identical symptoms. Is sound actually making…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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When to Use Liquid Bandages Instead of Band-Aids

When I get bored at the drugstore, I buy gimmicky stuff I don’t need. That’s how I finally discovered liquid bandage, which it turns out I do need, because it’s great for small cuts, blisters, and any cut on my hand. Liquid bandage replaces a normal bandage with a layer of clear liquid applied directly […]

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