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Health Tip: If You Feel Fatigued

-- It's normal to feel tired every now and then. But when fatigue becomes chronic, it may be time to visit your doctor.

Possible causes for fatigue include certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, some medications or recovery after major surgery.

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Health Tip: Why Women Need Folic Acid

-- Folic acid is a form of vitamin B that's important for women, especially those who are pregnant or who could become pregnant.

Folic acid can help prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spinal cord called neural tube defects. The vitamin is available in supplements, and is found naturally in leafy green vegetables, oranges and beans. It's also available in fortified foods, such as breads, pastas and cereals.

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Health Tip: Is Your Food Still Good After Power Outage?

-- If you lose power, it's a good idea to keep your refrigerator and freezer closed to keep food safe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

A refrigerator will stay cold for about four hours, and a freezer should preserve food for up to 48 hours if they remained closed, the agency says.

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Health Tip: Using Anti-Lock Brakes

-- Anti-lock brakes are designed to restore traction to your vehicle's tires during icy or slick road conditions.

They're meant to help prevent wheels from locking up, but they won't shorten stopping distance, the University of Iowa says.

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Health Tip: Perform Regular Skin Checks

-- Many skin cancers can be found early if you perform regular skin checks at home, the American Cancer Society says.

The best time to do a monthly exam is right after a bath or shower. You should check for any new or changed moles, blemishes or birthmarks.

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Health Tip: 5 Ways to Increase Self-Confidence

-- Do you have lingering feelings of self-doubt, insecurity and incompetence, despite evidence that you are skilled and successful?

The American Psychological Association calls this "imposter syndrome."

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Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Food Poisoning

-- One in six Americans gets food poisoning each year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. That adds up to 48 million cases annually.

The germs behind food poisoning and the symptoms they cause vary. But symptoms frequently include:

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Health Tip: Taking Fewer Naps

-- Has your doctor suggested taking fewer naps? Or are you ready to wean a child from napping?

The National Sleep Foundation suggests how:

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