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Ice hockey players should dress in layers, use the proper equipment and wear helmets to avoid injuries. (Photo: angel-beil/Instagram)

Weekend Warriors

Training Helps Avoid Winter Sports Injuries Watching Olympic athletes zoom down the slopes or tear up the rink can inspire you to get involved in winter sports. But when you strap on skis or lace up skates, it is important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian,
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Most smokers know that smoking causes breathing problems and lung cancer, but they may not be aware of the other health problems it can cause. (Photo: gunnerl/Getty Images)

Health Risks

Smoking Risks Are More Than Lung Cancer Doctors ask patients about smoking habits for the same reason they check weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart beat during a visit. The answers – much like the results of the other checks – provide information that offers clues to
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Grief for people who have lost a child may intensify over the holidays. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Blue Christmas

Dealing with Grief Over the Holidays Although many songs insist the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, it can be the worst for families grieving the loss of a child. “Their grief intensifies because the rest of the world seems to be happy and cheery and
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