FYI

Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant

-- The flu may be dangerous enough, but it's even more of a threat for women who are pregnant.

All women should get the annual flu vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises.

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Health Tip: Recognize Warning Signs of Hypothermia

-- Hypothermia -- abnormally low body temperature -- is an ever-present danger during winter. It occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can be produced.

The U.S. National Weather Service says warning signs of the dangerous condition include:

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Health Tip: Prevent Food Contamination

-- Storing edibles in the refrigerator may help prevent food poisoning, but it doesn't eliminate the possibility.

Foodsafety.gov suggests how to keep refrigerated foods safe:

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Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

-- Norovirus is a highly-contagious germ that triggers vomiting and diarrhea. It tends to lurk in confined areas, such as on cruise ships and in college dorms.

Each year in the United States, norovirus causes up to 21 million illnesses, about 70,000 hospitalizations and as many as 800 deaths.

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