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Hearing Loss, More than Just Loud Noises

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October 17, 2018

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What Causes Hearing Loss?

Some possible causes of hearing loss include:

Untreated, hearing problems can get worse. If you have trouble hearing, you can get help. Possible treatments include hearing aids, cochlear implants, special training, certain medicines, and surgery.

Tattoos

Tattooing has been around since ancient times and is still popular today. Permanent tattoos last a lifetime and include health risks such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Keloids, a type of scar that can form during healing
  • Infections, such as hepatitis

To reduce the risks, make sure that the tattoo facility is clean, safe, and has a good reputation.

Do You Need a Hearing Test?

Ten questions that will help you determine if you need to have your hearing tested by a health professional

The Plant of Immortality

Aloe vera’s use can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt, where the plant was depicted on stone carvings. Known as the “plant of immortality,” aloe was presented as a funeral gift to pharaohs. Historically, aloe vera has been used for a variety of purposes, including treatment of wounds, hair loss, and hemorrhoids; it has also been used as a laxative.

Four Steps to Keep Food Safe at Home

There are four simple steps to help keep you and your family safe from food borne contaminants.

  1. Clean
    Always wash your food, hands, counters, and cooking tools.
  2. Separate (Keep Apart)
    Keep raw foods to themselves. Germs can spread from one food to another.
  3. Cook
    Foods need to get hot and stay hot. Heat kills germs.
  4. Chill
    Put food in the refrigerator right away.

Pasta Primavera

Pasta, vegetables, and a sprinkle of cheese make this a child-friendly classic that adults will love too. Check out the heart-healthy recipe!

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