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Tips for College Health and Safety | CDC Features cigarettes  cancer  health  public health  exercise  safety  features  women  tips  school  support  smoke  smoking  vaccines  meningitis  CDC  college  nutrition  alcohol  suicide 

Going to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It is a time for gaining new knowledge and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Here are a few pointers for college students on staying safe and healthy.

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Staying Healthy with Epilepsy | CDC Features prevention  health  features  CDC  epilepsy  seizure  health care  CDC Features  comorbidity  health management  self-management 

If you have epilepsy, you are also more likely to have other health issues. Reduce your risk of other health problems by getting recommended screenings and services, eating a healthy diet, exercising safely, and managing your epilepsy well.

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HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention for Boys, Too! | CDC Features teens  cancer  features  vaccination  vaccine  kids  vaccines  immunization  CDC  preteens  HPV  boys  men  vaccinations  cervical cancer  anal cancer  CDC Features  throat cancer  HPV vaccine  human papillomavirus 

Ask your child's doctor at their next appointment about getting HPV vaccine. Take advantage of any visit to the doctor—such as an annual health checkup or physicals for sports, camp, or college—to ask the doctor about what shots your preteens and teens need.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities | CDC Features disabilities  CDC  international  CDC Features  Disability and Health  disability and technology 

Over one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with a disability1. Learn how technology can help improve the well-being and inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of life

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Advice for Safe and Healthy Travel for Students | CDC Features students  features  travel  CDC  international  advice  healthy  student  CDC Features  study abroad 

Prepare for a safe and healthy study abroad experience by following CDC's travel health tips for students.

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Do you know your family health history? | CDC Features health  family  CDC  history  CDC Features  family history  family health history 

Knowing your family health history can be important for your health and your child’s health. Take time to collect this information and share it with your doctor and your child’s doctor.

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Lead Hazards in Some Holiday Toys and Toy Jewelry | CDC Features lead  hazards  toys  holiday  CDC Features  holiday toys  toy jewelry 

Protect children from potential lead hazards in some holiday toys and toy jewelry.

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The Dangers of Hookah Smoking | CDC Features tobacco  smoking  CDC  dangers  hookah  Lung cancer  CDC Features  hookah smoking 

Similar to cigarettes, hookah smoking delivers the addictive drug nicotine and it is at least as toxic as cigarette smoking. While many hookah smokers may consider this practice less harmful than smoking cigarettes, hookah smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarettes.

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World Arthritis Day | CDC Features exercise  arthritis  CDC  CDC Features  World Arthritis Day 

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of disability. Four strategies can help people with arthritis thrive.

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H7N9: Is This Flu Something to Worry About? | CDC Features flu  protect  travel  CDC  h7n9  influenza  worry  outbreak  china  avian flu  bird flu  CDC Features  at-risk  flu activity  contagious disease  complication 

A new bird flu virus, called H7N9 for short, is causing serious illness in people in China. Currently there is no ongoing person-to-person spread. Learn why and how CDC is being proactive about this virus.

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Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey | CDC Features turkey  CDC  holiday  meal  CDC Features  food safety  turkey safety  thanksgiving 

Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States . Follow these four food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal.

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Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others | CDC Features prevention  cough  treatment  protect  CDC  antibiotics  infection  common  cold  common cold  headache  CDC Features  runny nose  sore throat  winter cold  respiratory virus  rhinovirus  cold symptoms  sneezing  body ache 

Sore throat and runny nose are usually the first signs of a cold, followed by coughing and sneezing. Most people recover in 7-10 days or so. You can help reduce your risk of getting a cold by washing your hands often and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

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