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Health Tip: Understanding a Felon Infection

- An infection on the tip of your finger can form an abscess, says Harvard Medical School. A painful bump on the fingertip abscess is known as a felon, and is usually caused by a bacterial infection.

A felon can cause pain, swelling and redness. After getting the felon drained by a doctor, most felons clear up within a few weeks.

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Health Tip: Preventing Ankle Sprains

-- Ankle sprains can occur when the ankle is rolled, twisted or turned the wrong way, says Mayo Clinic. Pain, tenderness and swelling are typical symptoms of a sprained ankle.

To help prevent ankle sprains, Mayo Clinic suggests:

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Health Tip: What to Know About Turmeric

-- Turmeric has been used across the globe for many health conditions, such as pain, fatigue, breathing issues and rheumatism, says the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

It mentions this information about turmeric:

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Health Tip: Managing Swearing by Your Child

-- Swearing is a common behavior for adolescents, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children and teens often use profanity to impress friends and shock parents.

To help manage swearing your child's swearing, the academy suggests:

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Health Tip: Avoiding Stinky Feet

-- Closed-toe shoes and sweaty feet are a recipe for foot odor and infection. Your feet start to smell when the bacteria on your skin and in your shoes consume your sweat, says Cleveland Clinic.

To avoid stinky feet, Cleveland Clinic suggests:

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Health Tip: Preventing E. coli Infection

-- Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy people and animals, says Mayo Clinic. A few strains found in contaminated water or food can cause abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.

To help prevent E. coli infection, Mayo Clinic encourages people to:

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Health Tip: Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

-- Drowsy driving was responsible for more than 72,000 vehicle crashes in 2013, according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Drowsiness slows your reaction time, affects your ability to make good decisions and distracts from the road.

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Health Tip: When to Stop Exercising Immediately

-- Training too hard or too fast is the culprit behind many exercise-related injuries, says BetterHealth. Before working out, consult with a doctor, gym instructor or coach on how to exercise safely.

BetterHealth mentions these warning signs that you should immediately stop exercising:

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Health Tip: Healthy Eating for Vegetarians

-- With the right amount and variety of foods to meet your nutritional needs, a vegetarian diet can be healthy, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA provides healthy eating advice for vegetarians:

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