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What Parents Need to Know About the Vaping Illness

You’ve likely always suspected that vaping wasn’t the healthiest habit for anyone, let alone teenagers, to pick up. And now it seems we are collecting proof of that, as hundreds of people across the country are contracting a severe lung illness linked to vaping—and many of them are teens or young people in their early…Read […]

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How to Avoid Food Poisoning at Restaurants Near You

In the weeks following the deaths of nine American tourists visiting the Dominican Republic, hundreds of travelers who’ve visited the country have reported their own food poisoning-like symptoms on the website IWasPoisoned.com; since the start of 2019, over 1,600 cases of illness have been reported in total.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Sick

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness that requires a lot of medical intervention is an extremely stressful experience. There’s a lot to navigate, and as the friend, family member or even casual acquaintance of someone going through a difficult health scenario, you want to help ease the burden, not make it worse.…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Talk to Your Kid About a Loved One’s Illness 

My father-in-law was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly 10 years ago. His tremor is noticeable and my daughter has known there is something that makes her Papa’s hands shake. For years, my wife and I chose to leave it at that because no other symptoms have been apparent to her, and she has not asked.Read […]

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What Do You Eat When You Feel Like Crap?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to know how you feed yourself when you’re sick, hungover, or just have a general feeling of malaise.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This CDC App Tells You Which Vaccines You Need to See the World

iOS/Google: Different countries around the world have unique foods, styles, and cultures, but they also have their own diseases. That’s why it’s important you get vaccinated four to six weeks before you travel internationally. If you’re getting ready to jet set around the world, the Centers for Disease Control’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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A Visualization of How Herd Immunity Works—and Why Vaccines Are Important

By breaking the chain of a disease’s transmission, herd immunity protects the most vulnerable among us, including newborns and sick people who can’t receive vaccines. But in order for it to work, a certain percentage of people in a community must be vaccinated. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Facebook Bot Will Help You Plan Your Death

Have you had a conversation with your loved ones about what should happen if you’re ever on life support? Probably not, especially if you’re young. A startup called LifeFolder is hoping you’ll be more comfortable having that conversation with a Facebook messenger bot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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