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Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

-- Everyone needs some salt to help maintain the body's balance of fluids. But too much salt may cause you to retain fluids and raise your blood pressure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

About 75 percent of the salt you consume is from processed foods, the FDA says.

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Health Tip: Why You Need Electrolytes

-- Electrolytes are minerals in the body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues and body fluids.

Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and magnesium are types of electrolytes that are absorbed from foods you eat and fluids you drink.

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Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat

-- The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower "bad" cholesterol.

The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat:

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Health Tip: Using Eye Makeup

-- Most women use eye makeup, but it does carry some risk, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.

The academy suggests how to use eye makeup safely:

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Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

-- The heel is the largest of 26 bones in the human foot, the American Podiatric Medical Association says.

Heel pain is typically caused by heel spurs, plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis.

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Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time

-- Being late to school can affect your child's ability to learn, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Getting out the door on time in the morning can be difficult, the academy acknowledges, suggesting these ways to get your child to school promptly and avoid absenteeism:

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Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye

-- Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears.

As adults get older, they are more likely to have medical conditions that trigger dry eye, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, stroke and thyroid problems, the AARP says.

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Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata

-- Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that's triggered by your immune system mistakenly viewing hair follicles as threats to your health.

This can trigger patchy hair loss on the head, complete hair loss on the head or the loss of body hair, the American Academy of Family Physicians says.

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