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Hey, Parents: It’s a Noisy Planet
Protect Kids’ Hearing
The tricky thing about hearing loss is that you may not notice it until the damage has already been done. Have a heart-to-heart talk with your kids now about protecting their hearing.
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Keep Your Kidneys Clear
Kicking Kidney Stones
Some say that passing a kidney stone is like delivering a baby made of razor blades. The good news is that, although they can be excruciatingly painful, kidney stones rarely cause permanent damage, and you may be able to prevent them.
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