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July 04, 2013

Simple Ways to Prevent Fireworks Injuries

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Many Fourth of July fireworks-related injuries could be prevented with some common sense, according to experts who advise people to avoid using fireworks at home -- even if they're legal.

Health Tip: If You're Inline Skating

(HealthDay News) -- Inline skating can be great exercise and a lot of fun. But when you're on a roll and it's time to slow down, make sure you know how to brake safely.

Health Tip: When Taking a Decongestant

(HealthDay News) -- A decongestant can help you feel better when you're stuffed up, but you should always follow the package instructions carefully.

Women With Lupus Seem at Higher Risk for Hip Fractures

THURSDAY, July 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women with lupus -- the autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints and organs -- also are at higher risk of a hip fracture known as a cervical fracture, new research from Taiwan suggests.

Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts

THURSDAY, July 4 (HealthDay News) -- Attending a Fourth of July barbecue or picnic can be great fun for the whole family, but parents need to take special precautions if one of their children has celiac disease, an expert warns.

Birth Defect Risk Doubles in Children Born to Cousins: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to first cousins or older mothers have a twofold higher risk of birth defects such as Down syndrome and heart and lung problems, but the absolute risk to any one child remains low, researchers say.

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