How to Choose Allergy Medicine

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Your Best Family Reunion

For a stress-free reunion everyone will love, see these smart planning tips and creative ideas. Plus, try our quiz to help you determine what type of reunion will suit your family best.

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Heart Healthy at Every Age

You're truly never too young or too old to protect your heart. "The buildup of plaque in your arteries can silently start as early as your late teens and early 20s," explains Jennifer H. Mieres, M.D., professor of cardiology and population health and senior vice president, office of community and public health, at the North Shore-LIJ health system. Lower your odds of developing heart disease by keeping an eye on these key factors and lifestyle habits in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.

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You'll love our sensational ideas for enjoying the last days of summer -- all in the comfort of your own home.

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Poison Control

Find out why you need an emergency poison treatment kit.

A child is accidentally poisoned every half hour in the United States. That fact alone is sobering enough to prompt manufacturers like Humco and Little Remedies Products to develop emergency poison treatment kits. These kits, which are as essential in the home as adhesive bandages, contain everything a parent or caregiver needs to deal with a poison emergency: ipecac syrup, activated charcoal, and an easy-to-follow first-aid guide to treat poisoning, which includes the nationwide toll-free number of the Poison Control Center (800/222-1222). Priced around $10, the kits are a bargain-and a lifesaving one, at that. You'll find them at most department stores, or go to www.humco.com or www.littleremedies.com to order.

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