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Health Tip: Appendectomy

-- Typically, doctors treat appendicitis with removal of the organ, medically called an appendectomy, says the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Laparoscopic surgery uses several small incisions, usually leading to few complications and a short recovery time. A laparotomy uses a single incision in your lower right abdomen.

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Health Tip: Anger Management

-- Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. However, when it becomes destructive or uncontrollable, it can lead to lower quality of life for you and those around you, says the American Psychological Association.

If you're unsure of the severity of your anger, there are psychological tests that can measure if you are "too angry."

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Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones

-- One in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives, says the National Kidney Foundation. Kidney stones are hard objects that are produced from chemicals in urine.

Symptoms can range from lower back pain, bloody urine, vomiting or fever and chills. Possible causes of kidney stones are drinking too little water, obesity, weight loss surgery, or eating food with high salt or sugar content.

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Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

-- Memory loss is common, but should not be taken lightly, says Mayo Clinic. If you have difficulty remembering things, Mayo Clinic offers a few simple ways to sharpen your memory:

Stay physically and mentally active.

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Health Tip: Earache Home Care

-- An earache is a sharp, dull, or burning pain in one or both ears. The pain can have a variety of causes, from ear infections to pressure changes, says MedlinePlus.

To care for an earache at home, you can:

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Health Tip: Understanding the Tetanus Shot

-- A tetanus vaccine is important for people of all ages, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though rare, people who get the disease can face serious, and possibly deadly, complications.

Tetanus-causing bacteria can be found in dirt, dust and feces. The bacteria often enter the body through broken skin. There is no cure for tetanus, so getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, the agency says.

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Health Tip: Cochlear Implants

-- Cochlear implants are electronic devices that can restore hearing for people with hearing loss. Both adults and children can benefit from cochlear implants, says Mayo Clinic.

People with cochlear implants have reported:

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Health Tip: Choosing a Car Seat

-- Thousands of young children face injury or death in car accidents each year. Proper use of car seats can keep children safe in the event of a crash, says American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

The AAP provides these guidelines for choosing car seats:

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