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A woman pinching her nose while holding her breath. (Photo: Masterfile)

What’s Up with Hiccups?

Causes, Cures of Hiccups Remain Elusive Everyone gets hiccups. And nearly everyone has a theory about the cause and the cure. “We don’t know for sure what causes them,” said Dr. Stacey Milunic, a family medicine physician at Penn State Health. “It’s not well understood.” What
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A couple in bed. The woman is snoring and the man has a pillow wrapped around his head. (Photo: iStock)

Zzzzzz

The Causes and Complications of Snoring Nearly half of adults habitually snore when they sleep. For some, it is not a problem. For others, it may affect the quality of their bed partner’s rest. It can also be associated with sleep apnea, a condition affecting a person’s ability
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Christmas tree with gifts underneath beside an outlet with 2 things plugged in that are sparking. (Photo: iStock)

Up in Smoke

7 Tips to Prevent Home Fires This Holiday According to the United States Fire Administration, two of five home-decoration fires are caused by unattended candles, and one in four Christmas tree fires is caused by home electrical problems. “Practicing winter holiday safety is
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