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  • Bath time is fun and gentle with AVEENO® babies | Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson Inc.
    Baby Wash Shampoo This 2 in 1 product is made with ACTIVE NATURALS oat extract and is soap free It has a very light scent that smells fresh and not soapy at all This product lathered up nicely and rinsed off cleanly We ve had an issue with dry scalp in the past but since using this product the baby s scalp is perfectly smooth and soft just like the rest of his skin I am very particular about the baby wash I use because some have irritated the baby s eyes even though they claim to be tear free AVEENO Baby Wash Shampoo passed our tear free test with flying colours There was not even a hint of redness around the baby s eyes during or after bath time The second product we ve been trying out is AVEENO Baby Daily Lotion We use it right after bath time to seal in moisture and keep skin soft AVEENO Baby Daily Lotion contains ACTIVE NATURALS colloidal oatmeal and is fragrance free paraben free and hypoallergenic The big difference I ve noticed since switching to Aveeno lotion is I am able to dress the baby right after applying the lotion It absorbs very quickly into the skin and doesn t leave any greasy feeling The baby s skin is always left feeling soft and smooth No dry or red patches even with the horrible weather fluctuations we ve been having I always rub the lotion between my hands a bit to get it warm before applying and as an added bonus I ve noticed a big difference in the softness of my hands since we started using the Daily Lotion Both of these AVEENO Baby products are pediatrician recommended and hypoallergenic making them gentle and safe to use everyday on your

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  • Soothe those red, irritated eyes | Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson Inc.
    eyestrain from driving or working on a computer screen You can manage your eye symptoms by using over the counter eye drops Visine Advance Cool provides redness relief and soothes cools and moisturizes burning dry or irritated eyes Visine has a range of products to address eye irritations Visit http www visine ca for more information If your symptoms are due to eyestrain or lack of sleep try resting your eyes If you are working on a computer take a break for a few minutes every hour Sometimes red irritated eyes can be caused by eye infections talk to your doctor if you don t see an improvement in symptoms in 3 or 4 days Most of the time red irritated or burning eyes are not a cause for concern However if you experience eye pain changes in vision continued redness irritation or burning of the eye or if the condition worsens or persist for more than 72 hours see your doctor as soon as possible You should also call your doctor if you experience light sensitivity or have green or yellow discharge from the eye or if you experience any other unexplained symptoms Source s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division of Johnson Johnson Inc 2010 RELATED COUPONS RELATED ARTICLES Protecting your Child s Eyes from Ultraviolet Rays RATING 4 3 5 Vision tips for driving at night RATING 3 8 5 Related Products VISINE Advance Cool RATING 4 5 5 VISINE Advance Triple Action RATING 4 7 5 Please select your Province This will help us customize your experience with content most relevant to you Please select a province Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Any Alberta ABOUT US CONTACT US LEGAL NOTICE TERMS CONDITIONS

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  • Tales of a weekend warrior | Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson Inc.
    are key steps in any activity Your 5 to 10 minute warm up might include motions and movements similar to the activity you plan but done at a slower pace Stretch your back and leg muscles gently and move your arms hands and joints to increase blood flow These warm ups will put energy supplying biochemicals on alert and helps your heart to prepare by increasing its rate slowly When your activity is complete repeat the stretching movement to allow your body time to slow down H 2 0 Have cool water handy It replenishes you and rewards your body Injury can be the result of a sudden twist or fall It may also occur where there s misuse or overuse of a muscle which can result in a sprain and strain If you ve stretched or torn a muscle it s a strain when a tendon or ligament is pulled or wrenched it s a sprain There is a standard approach to initial treatment of these injuries RICE IS YOUR RECIPE FOR HEALING It stands for Rest Ice Compression and Elevation The goal is to reduce swelling resulting from the injury within the first 72 hours Take a break from your activity Wrap crushed ice or frozen peas in a towel and put it on the injured area for 15 20 minutes every few hours Use a tensor bandage wrapped securely around the injury to apply pressure Elevate the injured part of your body by propping it up slightly Once the swelling has gone down gentle controlled movement should begin Consult a doctor about any but the mildest of sprains or strains and if the pain or swelling doesn t improve with the RICE method in a few days Above all remember regular moderate activity has more long term health benefits than an occasional fight to the finish pickup game of softball Walking cycling or simply building healthy movements into a busy lifestyle will all help to reduce the risk of injury For example if you re a gardener replace bending at the back with leg lunges Using a wide legged stance lunge and rock to rake or pull weeds Use the same healthy motions in your next tennis game pick up tennis balls with leg lunges instead of bending Lastly remember to listen to your body and enjoy If you suffer from a minor sports injury relief of the initial acute pain is at hand Many people do not associate their everyday pain relievers with sore muscles but they should Pain relievers relieve more than just headaches The ache of a simple sprain or strain can be soothed quickly by one of several familiar products available over the counter at your drugstore The first target of injury management is to reduce swelling and the pain of inflammation Anti inflammatories like ibuprofen provided in products such as MOTRIN IB Brand are effective aids in treatment and are also generally used for the relief of tough pains The pain that

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  • Healthy mouth, healthy body? | Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson Inc.
    lead to heart attacks or strokes Poor oral health is related to diabetes Scientists have long known that people with diabetes are prone to gum disease But recent studies suggest that gum disease may also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes Plus gum disease can make it more difficult to control blood sugar in patients with diabetes If this all sounds a bit scary rest assured that there is good news with proper oral hygiene you can fight back against gum disease and improve your oral health Brush your teeth and tongue at least twice a day Replace your toothbrush every 3 months To remind yourself change your toothbrush each time the seasons change Floss your teeth at least once a day Flossing helps remove plaque from your teeth before it hardens into tartar which must be removed by professional cleaning Use certain essential oil antiseptic mouth rinses Only some mouth rinses can kill germs in your mouth and reduce the amount of bacteria that enter the bloodstream Have regular dental checkups as recommended by your dentist Eat a healthy diet and avoid sugary foods especially sticky sweets If you do eat them brush your teeth right after Quit smoking Smoking can damage your teeth and gums If you need help quitting talk to your doctor or pharmacist RELATED PRODUCTS FOR LIVING WELL LISTERINE Antiseptic Germs in your mouth can cause gum disease which has been linked to heart disease stroke diabetes Rinsing with Listerine Antiseptic as part of your oral care routine which includes brushing flossing and regular dental check ups may help prevent gum disease and contribute to overall health Listerine Antiseptic kills the germs in your mouth and significantly reduces the bacteria that enter the bloodstream People who used this product were also interested in LISTERINE

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  • Signs that it's a sick day | Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson Inc.
    that would require rest and possibly even medical attention FEVER AND BODY ACHES SHOULD WE STAY OR SHOULD WE GO Stay home Fever and body aches mean that your body is fighting off an infection It might be seasonal flu H1N1 strep throat a stomach bug or an ear infection You could be contagious and your body needs rest so your immune system can do its job Seek medical attention for a child over 2 months old whose fever rises to 38 9 C 102 F or higher For an adult the danger zone is a fever of 39 5 C 103 F or higher accompanied by aches fatigue sweating or chills Stay home until the fever is gone for 24 hours NAUSEA AND VOMITING SHOULD WE STAY OR SHOULD WE GO Stay home Many things can trigger a queasy stomach among them stomach flu indigestion heartburn and food poisoning But since nausea and vomiting often differentiate H1N1 from the seasonal flu it s best to be cautious Get plenty of rest liquids and eat foods gentle to the stomach like soup broths oatmeal or eggs EYE SYMPTOMS SHOULD WE STAY OR SHOULD WE GO It depends If you or your child has red itchy watery eyes that also hurt and have discharge that turns crusty call in sick to work or school You could have viral or bacterial conjunctivitis or pinkeye which is very contagious You may require antibiotic eye drops to clear out the infection HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES SHOULD WE STAY OR SHOULD WE GO It depends No matter what its source a headache can be distracting and you won t likely get much work done until the pain subsides A headache coupled with body aches and or fever sounds like seasonal flu or H1N1 In that case call in sick and don t return to work or school until the fever is gone for 24 hours Depending on its magnitude and duration a migraine can also be worthy of a sick day Still not sure Consider two facts Going to work or school sick can prolong an illness and spread germs to others It can also cost your company money in lost productivity Plus our immune systems work best when we re not stressed If you re tempted by the work from home option when you re sick or because you need to stay with a sick child keep these tips in mind Set a sensible schedule and realistic expectations Trim your workload down to one or two key projects and allow for ample breaks meals and a nap when necessary Know when to set work aside and tend to more immediate needs Cut communications to a minimum Turn off your PDA and check email only a few times throughout the day Constant incoming calls can be distracting and stressful and you ll be less likely to get any rest Ultimately the judgment of whether you or child stay home or go to work or school is

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  • Pick the perfect skin care plan for you | Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson Inc.
    a splash of water is all you need and a rich moisturizer morning and night to seal in as much moisture as possible Use an anti aging product for dry skin if appropriate and always wear sunscreen Combination skin Throughout the day you develop oily skin but only in the T zone forehead nose and chin whereas your cheeks and eye area tend to be dry How to care for it Use a foaming face wash in the mornings and a cream cleanser in the evenings on dry areas Try an astringent toner on oily areas Moisturize your whole face with an oil free moisturizer concentrating on dry areas Look for anti aging products designed for combination skin if appropriate Sensitive skin Your skin becomes inflamed and easily irritated sometimes developing reddish and scaly areas It is often itchy and you sometimes break out How to care for it Use a mild hypoallergenic cleansing lotion Moisturize with a hypoallergenic lotion that soothes and provides a barrier against irritants Some anti aging ingredients can irritate sensitive skin so choose products that are for sensitive skin or are mild formulations Ask your dermatologist to recommend a product Always wear sunscreen Normal skin Congratulations If you don t fall into any of the other categories you have normal skin the least problematic of all skin types Your trace facial oil gives you a glow and you enjoy a smooth clear complexion How to care for it Use a gentle foaming cleanser Cool skin with a refreshing toner Moisturizing is optional sunscreen is not Try an anti wrinkle serum or cream if appropriate Source s McNeil Consumer Healthcare division of Johnson Johnson Inc 2010 RELATED COUPONS RELATED ARTICLES Skin care for winter sports RATING 4 4 5 The basics Rashes RATING 4 5 5

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  • Lifestyle Articles & Tips | HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®
    Digestive Care Facial Skin Care Hair Care Oral Care Pain Care Skin Care Smoking Cessation Sun Care Vision Care Wound Care Brand ACUVUE ANUSOL AVEENO BAND AID BENADRYL BENGAY BENYLIN CLEAN CLEAR DESITIN FLEET IMODIUM JOHNSON S Baby LACTAID LISTERINE LUBRIDERM MICROLAX MOTRIN NEUTROGENA NICODERM NICORETTE NIZORAL PENATEN PEPCID POLYSPORIN REACTINE ROC ROGAINE SINUTAB SUDAFED TUCKS TYLENOL VISINE ZANTAC Sort by All a z newest to oldest highest rated Items per page 6 12 24 48 96 All 6 12 24 48 96 All The habits of healthy hair RATING 4 4 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE Good night skin care why you need it RATING 4 5 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE Do s and Don ts for eating after diarrhea RATING 4 5 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE A guide to heartburn survival RATING 4 4 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE Parent s guide to childhood illnesses RATING 4 6 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE Nature s gifts to your skin RATING 4 2 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE Five ways to squeeze in morning skin care musts RATING 4 2 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE Babies get dry skin too RATING 4 4 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE Spring the season of sneezin RATING 4 6 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE 8 Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain RATING 4 5 5 twitter Google Facebook READ MORE Pages first previous 1 2 3 Please select your Province This will help us customize your experience with content most relevant to you Please select a province Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Any Alberta ABOUT US CONTACT US LEGAL NOTICE TERMS CONDITIONS PRIVACY POLICY Languages Français

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  • 13 dental habits that prevent gum disease | Healthy Essentials from Johnson & Johnson Inc.
    meal unless of course you serve it with a big kale salad a sprinkling of nuts and seeds and lots of veggies Avoid sweet foods Who doesn t enjoy an ice cold glass of juice in the morning or a swig of soda to wash down their salty sandwich These sweet treats can be tempting but be wary of going overboard with sugary drinks says Dr Eggert Fruit juices and soft drinks can erode the surfaces of roots exposed in the oral cavity he says Avoid those Or at the very least rinse with water afterwards Use a fluoride toothpaste Tooth decay is hard to reverse but fear not you can limit it Individuals who have had a lot of gum recession will have the surfaces of their roots exposed in their mouths says Dr Eggert Those surfaces are quite susceptible to decay and hard to restore once decay is present One thing you can do to limit decay Use fluoride toothpaste You remember fluoride right From all those visits to the dentist s chair Except when you use it at home it s not a 30 minute treatment It just involves some toothpaste and a two minute meeting with your toothbrush Have a healthy bedtime routine If an oral care routine is already part of your bedtime ritual you re headed in the right direction Dr Eggert recommends brushing and flossing before bedtime as well as staying away from certain foods Avoid sweet foods in the evening especially before going to bed that includes any drink with sugar in it Use the right toothbrush It doesn t matter whether you use an electric toothbrush or a handheld what does matter is the bristles The main considerations with brushes are that they are soft to produce less possible damage and small so that they are more easily manipulated around the teeth says Dr Eggert Don t scrub too hard Do you approach tooth brushing with all the fervour and excitement of a kid on Christmas morning It s time to take it easy on your poor chompers As much as you might think you re giving your teeth a good scrub your efforts could have the opposite of the intended effect Try firm but gentle strokes starting at the gum line and finishing with the tooth Scrubbing too severely might lead to damage of the gum margin and might also lead to erosion of exposed root surfaces in the mouth says Dr Eggert Have your teeth cleaned regularly You might think bacteria is the enemy but that s not why you should get your teeth cleaned Having your teeth cleaned regularly helps to promote the growth of your normal oral bacteria says Dr Eggert Normal bacteria are meant to live in your mouth they help keep disease associated bacteria under control Get Periodontal Maintenance Therapy If you re officially diagnosed with chronic periodontitis you ll need to go for regular maintenance to stop it from getting worse Depending on the

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