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Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome

-- Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually shows symptoms in childhood. Vocalizations and repetitive involuntary movements called tics often surface among children between the ages of 3 and 9.

Tics may include blinking, shrugging, jerking, sniffing or grunting. The most disabling tics are motor movements that result in self-harm or coprolalia, which are inappropriate vocal tics. However, coprolalia is only present in 10 percent of people with Tourette.

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Health Tip: Biking Safely

-- Biking is a great way to stay in shape, save gas and reduce pollution.

But the estimated 80 million cyclists sharing the road with vehicles often face a host of hazards, says the National Safety Council.

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Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection

-- More than 20 percent of adults in the United States report having at least one tattoo.

Because ink is injected into the skin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges consumers to be wary of the ink's origin. Manufacturers may use unsuitable inks (calligraphy, drawing or printer ink) to make products for tattooing.

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Health Tip: Hearing Loss Prevention

-- About 1 in 3 Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss. And about half of those over 75 have trouble hearing.

Though age-related hearing loss is difficult to prevent, noise-induced hearing loss can be minimized. People should actively reduce exposure to loud noise, the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says.

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Health Tip: Reading Food Labels for Diabetics

-- For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can be vital to a treatment plan. Reading food labels can help diabetics make the best choices, the Mayo Clinic says.

When reading food labels, the clinic suggests:

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Health Tip: Signs of Learning Disabilities

-- Difficulty reading and writing is common for children and does not always indicate a learning disability.

But children with learning disabilities usually show several signs that don't get better over time, the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says.

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Health Tip: Diet Myths and Facts

-- Navigating weight loss information can be daunting. Many popular beliefs are only partly true, MedlinePlus says.

MedlinePlus debunked a few common myths:

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Health Tip: Short-term Effects of Marijuana

-- Marijuana is a commonly used psychoactive drug among young people in the United States.

More than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in 2015, the National Institute of Drug Abuse says. The illicit drug contains the mind-altering chemical THC.

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Health Tip: Treating Acne Scars

-- Treating acne scars starts by consulting a dermatologist.

To get the most out of the consultation, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests answering these questions before seeing a doctor:

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