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Health Tip: Heart-Smart Approaches to Relationship Stress

-- Arguing with a partner or feeling anxious about meeting the in-laws can induce stress. When these strains are intense or prolonged, your heart can suffer, says Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The school mentions these healthier ways to deal with relationship stress:

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Health Tip: Managing ADHD in Adults

-- About 4 percent of adults have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says Harvard University Medical School. Adults with ADHD tend to have more difficulty with attention and memory, rather than with hyperactivity, as with children.

To help manage ADHD in adults, the school suggests:

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Health Tip: Reducing Soreness in Muscles

-- Starting a new exercise or increasing the intensity of physical activity may leave you with sore muscles, says the American Academy of Family Physicians.

To minimize the soreness you feel, the academy suggests:

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Health Tip: Stroke Warning Signs

-- Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, says the American Stroke Association.

The association mentions these warning signs:

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Health Tip: Using American Ginseng

-- American ginseng is an herb that people take by mouth as a stimulant, to reduce stress, or to boost the immune system, says MedlinePlus.

American ginseng has different medicinal effects from the Siberian and Asian varieties.

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Health Tip: 4-7-8 Breath Relaxation Exercise

-- Breathing exercises can help you relax and manage stress, says the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. The center suggests using the 4-7-8 breath exercise:

Exhale completely through your mouth.

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Health Tip: Keeping Your Retainer Clean

-- Keeping your retainer clean can prevent cavities and infection, says the California Association of Orthodontists.

Brushing your teeth and caring for your retainer also can ensure that your smile stays healthy.

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Health Tip: Common Causes of Knee Pain

-- Knee pain is common, especially in highly active people, says the Cedars-Sinai hospital system. Women, people with a high body mass index and the elderly are at a greater risk of knee pain.

Cedars-Sinai mentions these common causes:

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Health Tip: Understanding the Menopausal Transition

--The menopausal transition is a 7- to 14-year period when women have symptoms like hot flashes and changes in monthly cycles.

Typically, the transition occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, says the U.S. National Institute on Aging.

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Health Tip: Home Remedies for Nightmares

-- Nightmares are scary, disturbing dreams that are especially common in children. Episodes are usually short, but they can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night and make sleeping difficult, says Mayo Clinic.

If nightmares are a problem for you or your child, Mayo Clinic suggests:

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