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Do Men Need More Calories Than Women?

Every person is unique, so there are always exceptions to the rule, even when it comes to the number of calories they burn. In general, people who are more muscular...

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Will Meal Planning Save You Money?

You can save both time and money when you opt to do meal planning. While it might seem difficult at first, once you get into the habit, just like any...

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Dieting On A Budget

Whether you’re simply trying to eat healthy or dieting, you don’t have to destroy your budget to do it. In fact, it’s cheaper than eating at the cheapest fast food...

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I’m So Tired But I Can’t Sleep — HELP!

There’s a lot of reasons for being tired, but the primary on is lack of sleep. It’s easy to solve if you’re on the go and simply skimping on sleep. ...

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Have You Tried TikTok Profee?

What is a TikTok Profee? It’s a drink made famous on TikToc that combines iced coffee and a protein shake. Most recipes start with a few shots of expresso, ice...

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Health & Disease Prevention Nutrition

Boost Your Iron Intake

Iron is a mineral, and its main purpose is to carry oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells throughout the body so cells can produce energy. Iron also helps...

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Why Is Protein Important For Older Adults?

Protein is especially important during this time in your life for many different reasons. After all, 75% of your body is made of protein. Muscle health. Muscles are important to...

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Do Natural Pain Killers Really Work?

If you’re taking aspirin, you’re taking a substance that originated as a natural pain killer. Way back in ancient Sumeria, approximately 4,000 years ago, this culture scraped willow bark and...

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Dinner Lunch Recipes

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup

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Chicken and Broccoli Soup

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Benefits of a Strong Immune System

A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens,...

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Nutrition

A Healthy Halloween

Want to see something really scary this Halloween? Check the ingredients on your favorite candy. There’s not much more than sugar. We all have room for sweets in moderation. You...

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Tips for Hydration

Tips for Hydration Staying hydrated is an essential and often overlooked aspect of maintaining good health. As we age, it is even more important. Adults 60 and older are at...

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Nutrition and Dental Health

Nutrition and Dental Health Daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, but did you know nutrition has an effect on your dental health, too?...

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Late Night Snacking

Late Night Snacking If you are hungry at night, you should eat something. Eating at night will not slow down your metabolism and if you are smart about snacking it...

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Dinner Lunch Recipes

Chicken and White Bean Soup

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Creamy Corn Soup with Crispy Bacon

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Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet

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Hashbrown Egg Cups

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Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

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Low Carb Blueberry Muffins

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Cheesy Meatball Casserole

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Garlic Butter Salmon Bites

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Healthy Ways To Increase Endorphins

What are endorphins? They’re hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers directing your body to do specific things from controlling your heartbeat or metabolism, to making you feel full or making you...

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National Preparedness Month: Build an Emergency Kit

September 22, 2022 After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster...

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Female Hormones Can Affect Exercise At Any Age

No matter what your age, your female hormones still make a difference in your life, even after menopause. They also affect exercise at any age, not only how willingly you...

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Health & Disease Prevention Nutrition

Healthy Aging: Healthy Diet

September is Healthy Aging Month and the time to get started on better health practices. As you age, you need fewer calories to maintain your weight, but the same amount...

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Health & Disease Prevention

Preventing Osteoporosis

Ten million Americans have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk of osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Osteoporosis often is...

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Cauliflower-Broccoli Gratin

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Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Onions

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Healthy Garlic Green Beans

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Sweet Country Coleslaw

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Oven-Roasted Squash with Garlic & Parsley

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Healthy Aging Awareness Month: Fall Prevention

Falls can be dangerous at any age. Babies and young children can get hurt falling off furniture or down the stairs. Older children may fall off playground equipment. For older...

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What’s The Best Way To Measure My Body Fat?

Why is it important to measure body fat? There’s a lot of reasons, but the main reason is for health issues, since obesity is the leading cause of preventable death....

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Southern Broccoli Salad

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Sautéed Cinnamon Apples

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Roasted Baby Carrots

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Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

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Easy Egg Muffins

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Creamy Chicken Apple Salad

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Cantaloupe- Lime Sorbet

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Baked Apples and Pears with Almonds

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Air Fryer Crispy (Un) Fried Chicken

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Corporate Wellness

Best Protein Sources For Vegetarians

If you’ve chosen a diet that’s primarily vegetarian with mostly plant based options, it can be easy to get adequate protein. There are excellent protein sources for vegetarians that are...

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Best Gluten Free Options

Unless you have Celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, going gluten free isn’t always the best option. However, if you do, it’s extremely important. There are plenty of natural gluten...

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Get An Energy Boost WITHOUT Coffee

When people feel their energy dropping and want a lift, some will grab a candy bar and some will opt for a cup of coffee. Both can have negative effects....

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Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

July 28, 2022 Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning,...

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Relieve Your Stress With A Walk

There’s a lot to be said for something as simple as walking. Whether you go for a leisurely walk with a friend or loved one and enjoy the sites of...

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Staying Healthy This Summer

It’s summer and the flowers are blooming, birds are singing and there’s sunshine everywhere. That should alert you to the need for sunscreen and healthy sunning. Summer is a time...

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Is A Juice Cleanse Right For Me?

What is a juice cleanse and why would you do it? The answer to the first is easy. It’s a period of a day to three days when the person...

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National Men’s Health Month: Men and Depression

June 29, 2022 Introduction Men and women both experience depression but their symptoms can be very different. Because men who are depressed may appear to be angry or aggressive instead...

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National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month: How Are Migraines Treated?

June 20, 2022 There is no cure for migraines. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing additional attacks. There are different types of medicines to relieve symptoms. They include triptan...

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How to Celebrate National Safety Month

June 20, 2022 1. Conduct a home fire drill Fire is highly likely. However, taking precautionary measures can prevent severe damage. And what better time than National Safety Month to...

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Is Walking Enough Exercise?

The body needs to move, lift and stretch to be its healthiest. Getting exercise is important, whether it’s walking or lifting weights. It helps keep you healthier and fitter. There’s...

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Foods That Keep You Full While Dieting

You don’t have to diet to lose weight, but you do have to change your diet to healthier foods and foods that keep you full, while being lower in calories....

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How Can I Tell If I’m Dehydrated?

Lack of fluid can create serious conditions. You can live for three weeks without food, but only three days without water. It’s easy to get dehydrated in hot summer months...

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Thinking Traps: How Can I Deal with Negative Thoughts?

May 10, 2022 What do you do when you feel “stuck”? When you see the world through a negative lens, it can feel like everything is terrible and there’s no...

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How to Start Being Active

May 10, 2022 Physical Activity and Exercise  Exercise is a type of physical activity that some people enjoy. Other people aren’t interested in exercise at all.  Physical activity and healthy...

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Corporate Wellness

How Much Is Too Much Sugar Daily?

When discussing cutting out sugar, it’s important to note it’s about cutting out added sugar, not sugar that is part of the fruit or vegetable. While some fruit, like apples...

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Good Exercises For Couples

If you’re looking for something different to do on a date, for date night for married people or as part of family fun, try exercises for couples or exercises that...

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Is Alcohol Making Me Gain Weight?

That drink or two after work with cohorts may seem innocent enough, but they also can be the reason you gain weight or the reason weight loss is harder. Part...

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Why Running Relieves Stress

Just like any intense exercise, running relieves stress. What causes that is the fight or flight response that kept early man alive. Not only does running reduce stress, it actually...

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Stress Awareness Month

April 22, 2022 How to observe stress awareness month: 1. Practice meditation One of the most effective ways to deal with stress is to learn how to silence the mind. Meditation...

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National Health Observances

Myths and Facts: 7 Parkinson’s Disease Misconceptions

April 22, 2022 Ask experts what common myths or misconceptions about Parkinson’s disease still exist, and they will ask a question: “Which one should we start with?” There are many...

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National Health Observances

Four Types of Driver Distractions

April 22, 2022 Distracted driving is any activity an operator of a motor vehicle is engaged in that both distracts them from their primary task of driving and increases their...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Bad Sleep May Raise Heart-Disease Risk in Middle Age

March 10, 2022 Although previous research1 has established a link between sleep health and heart disease, a new study2 in the journal Scientific Reports says that having multiple sleep problems can increase middle-aged adults’ risk...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Workplace Healthy Vision Tips

March 10, 2022 Prevent Blindness has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month.  Because one of the many negative effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the increase in digital...

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National Health Observances

10 Signs You May Have Kidney Disease

March 10, 2022 More than 37 million American adults are living with kidney disease and most don’t know it. “There are a number of physical signs of kidney disease, but sometimes people...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Toothbrushing Tips for Young Children

February 10, 2022 Each child has different skills and needs that can guide parents in helping him or her brush. Tips to Help Young Children Practice Brushing & Make It...

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National Health Observances

What Is Low Vision: Causes and Symptoms

February 10, 2022 Low vision refers to vision loss that cannot be corrected by medical or surgical treatments or conventional eyeglasses. A person with low vision must learn to adjust to it. The...

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Stress and Your Heart

February 10, 2022 Stress is the way your mind and body react to a threat or a challenge. Simple things, like a crying child, can cause stress. You also feel stress...

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National Health Observances

Thyroid Facts, Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Screening

January 10, 2022 Thyroid facts: • Women are 5-8 times more likely than men to experience thyroid problems. • 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime. • The...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Cervical Cancer?

January 10, 2022 The most important thing you can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to get vaccinated early and have regular screening tests. HPV Vaccine The HPV vaccine protects against...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Glaucoma: Types and Risk Factors

January 10, 2022 Types of Glaucoma There are two main types of glaucoma: primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and angle-closure glaucoma. These are marked by an increase of intraocular pressure (IOP),...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

December 15, 2021 The tips and resources below will help you learn about actions you can take to protect yourself and others from flu and help stop the spread of...

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National Health Observances

10 Tips for Safe Toys and Gifts

December 15, 2021 You of course want to choose a toy that’s fun and exciting. Seeing your child’s face light up as they open a gift may bring you just...

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National Health Observances

Simple Holiday Safety Tips

December 15, 2021 The holidays are a time to reconnect with family and friends, but they also can present seasonal safety hazards. Here are some tips to help you keep...

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Corporate Wellness

Do Food Journals Actually Work?

If you’re struggling to lose weight and think you barely eat, keeping food journals may help you identify the problem. People on the go often grab small snacks throughout the...

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Focus On Your Fiber

Fiber can help you overcome constipation, which is why it’s often at the core of jokes. Unlike its fellow macronutrient, protein, which is associated with muscles and strength, it’s associated...

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How Does Salt Affect Weight Loss?

If you think that the only way salt affects weight loss is from water retention that too much salt can cause, you’d be wrong. It’s true, salt can cause added...

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What To Know About The Keto Diet

The Keto diet may be on many of the latest internet blogs and vlogs, but it isn’t new. In fact, it’s rather old. For hundreds of years there was no...

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How To Lose Belly Fat Fast

One goal often found on people’s fitness goals is to lose belly fat and losing it fast would be just icing on the cake. What is belly fat? It’s called...

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What Foods Help Reduce Inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s response to threats from injury, foreign bodies and microbes. It’s beneficial in most cases. However, chronic inflammation can lead to health issues, such as heart disease,...

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Is It Time For A Digital Detox?

What is a digital detox? Simply put, it’s getting off the phone or computer for an extended period or reducing the amount of time spent in front of a TV...

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Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera

There was a time when an aloe vera plant in the windowsill and macrame curtains were the decorative touches to every kitchen. While that’s not necessarily true today, aloe vera...

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No Scale Lifestyle

Your scales can lie. They can tell you that you aren’t making progress, when in reality you are or make you jubilant, even though you’re not sticking with the program...

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New Year – New You

If you’re like most people, you’ve made quite a few promises to yourself to start living healthier, but then life happened and you became distracted. Nothing is as important as...

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Healthy-ish Mom Life

You read about those super moms who seem to have it all under control. They whip up healthy meals at the same time they’re exercising, cleaning house and tending to...

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Ever Thought Of Joining A Running Club?

Anyone who has ever started a program of running and found they simply weren’t motivated enough to continue, joining a running club might be the perfect solution. Solitary training can...

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Exercise Is Good For Mental Health

Science has always known there was an important link between the mind and body. For instance, when you feel scared, there are changes made in your body called the fight...

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Health Benefits Of Regular Exercise

When you were a child, it was easy to exercise. Someone yelled tag, tapped you on the shoulder and said, “You’re it.” Game on! The older you get the harder...

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What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

It’s getting close to the holidays that are celebrated with all types of treats. Many of those are laden with sugar. While eating an occasional treat isn’t bad, too much...

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Strength Training Benefits For Older Bodies

The older you get, the more important strength training is. While you might envision young men lifting barbells loaded with weight when you hear the words strength training, it’s important...

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Financially Fit

Reasons Health Insurance Is So Expensive in the U.S.

November 7,2021 A trip to the emergency room sucks. But sometimes what comes later is even worse—the bill for the visit.  Like, have you ever opened an ER bill and...

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Behavioral Health National Health Observances

Understanding Diabetes and Mental Health

November 7, 2021 Diabetes takes a toll on more than your body. It’s normal to feel emotional strain—and it’s important to ask for help.  With diabetes, you have a lot...

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13 Tips to Keep Your Bladder Healthy

November 7, 2021 People rarely talk about bladder health, but everyone is affected by it. Each day, adults pass about a quart and a half of urine through the bladder...

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Symptoms and Reducing Risk of Lung Cancer

November 7, 2021 Different people have different symptoms for lung cancer. Some people have symptoms related to the lungs. Some people whose lung cancer has spread to other parts of...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

5 Steps to Reduce Your Risk for COPD

November 7, 2021 If you are concerned about getting COPD, there are steps you can take to protect yourself.  If you are a smoker, STOP SMOKING. Quitting smoking is the single most...

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National Health Observances

COPD Among Women

November 7, 2021 In the past, COPD was often thought of as a man’s disease, but things have changed in the past couple of decades. Since 2000, more women than...

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National Health Observances

COPD Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Complications

November 7, 2021 What are the symptoms of COPD?  Symptoms of COPD include:  Frequent coughing or wheezing.  Excess phlegm, mucus, or sputum production.  Shortness of breath.  Trouble taking a deep...

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National Health Observances

Diabetes and Eye Health

November 7, 2021 It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted.  Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in people 18–64 years old. And there are no obvious signs or...

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National Health Observances

Diabetes Types

November 7, 2021 No matter where you are in your fight, here’s where you need to be.  Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed, have been fighting against type 1 or type...

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Corporate Wellness

Ways To Reset Your Hormones

If you’re finding it almost impossible to lose weight or waking up with hot flashes that soak you, it’s time to take action to reset your hormones. Not only do...

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National Health Observances

November is Diabetes Month

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November is National Diabetes Month

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TravelTrim About

Why is health literacy important to TravelTrim?

October, 2021, Lisa Williams, Founder/CEO TravelTrim Corporate Well-Being October is Health Literacy month and it’s a reminder of why I wanted to start TravelTrim in the first place. Besides helping my...

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Choosing Healthy Fats

Don’t avoid fat at all cost, in fear of gaining weight or clogging arteries. There are healthy fats that are actually beneficial for both. Fat free items have become big...

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Can Diabetics Eat Rice?

If you’re one of the 34.2 million of diabetics in the US, you have to track your food carefully. If you look at the people with prediabetes, where making lifestyle...

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Corporate Wellness

Workouts That Target The Belly

If you want workouts that target the belly, hoping to lose weight in that area, think again. When you lose weight, you lose weight all over your body, not just...

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Celebrate The Small Wins

It’s easy to get discouraged when you have a big fitness goal, which is why that goal is often broken down to smaller goals you can accomplish quicker. Having small...

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Is Skipping Breakfast A Bad Idea?

One of the first things people often learn when starting a new fitness program is that skipping breakfast is a bad idea. In some cases, that’s very true. Breakfast is...

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Make More Meals At Home

Whether you want to lose weight or simply want to eat healthier, you need to control what you eat and the ingredients in that food. That means you need to...

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Ever Tried Zucchini Spaghetti?

The latest craze to increase the amount of vegetables on your plate comes in the form of fried zucchini spaghetti. Gwyneth Paltrow made this dish popular While it’s not the...

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Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting

They say timing is everything and that’s certainly true when it comes to intermittent fasting—IE. IE isn’t a new type of diet. It uses the principles of healthy eating. It’s...

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Corporate Wellness

What Does FIT Really Look Like?

Who doesn’t want a body that every notices and looks like something out of a photo shoot? It’s a dream most of us secretly harbor. But is a curvy or...

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Favorite Vitamin Supplements

People often have favorite vitamin supplements. They’re the go-to vitamins when they feel a cold coming on or ones they take daily to ensure they stay their healthiest. Some people...

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Staying Hydrated As It Gets Warmer

Hot weather may cause you to drink more water, but it can be tricky, too. Sometimes, that hot weather comes with a breeze that helps evaporate the fluid you lost...

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Benefits Of Eating Organic

You probably noticed that organic food is more expensive than traditional factor farmed foods. It’s worth the extra cost and with a little effort, you can reap the benefits of...

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Myths And Facts About Caffeine

Most people associate caffeine with coffee, but this naturally occurring substance is in the seeds, fruits and leaves of more than 60 plants. Tea is another high caffeine product that...

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

June Is Men’s Health Month — Get Involved

The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 14–20), a special awareness period created by Congress. See our easy list of things to do to be active and aware...

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Men: Take Charge of Your Health

The Basics: Overview Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to: · Smoke · Drink too much alcohol · Make...

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Behavioral Health

Caring for Your Mental Health

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a...

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Behavioral Health

Men and Mental Health

While mental illnesses affect both men and women, the prevalence of mental illnesses in men is often lower than women. Men with mental illnesses are also less likely to have...

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National Health Observances

20 Summer Savings Tips

During the pandemic, many people learned how much money they could save—by not doing anything. Vacations were canceled, there were no fights about school lunch money, and all the usual...

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Living with Chronic Migraine and Caring for Your Mental Health

Living with chronic migraine takes a toll on our physical and emotional health. Unfortunately, we tend to focus on our physical health, often ignoring our emotional needs. Chronic illness impacts...

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Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages: early, middle and late (sometimes referred to as mild, moderate and severe in a medical context). Since Alzheimer’s affects people in...

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National Health Observances

What Is Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of neurological conditions affecting the brain that get worse over time. It is the loss of the ability to think, remember,...

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Corporate Wellness

Which Fruits Have The Most Sugar?

When you’re closely monitoring your sugar intake, whether it’s to control diabetes, insulin resistance, improve oral health or weight management, the sugar in fruits you consume count, too. While fruit...

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What You Should Know About Energy Drinks

If you’ve thought of using energy drinks to boost your performance in the gym or even on the job, you should probably check to see if they’re bad for you...

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Corporate Wellness

Exercises To Firm/Tone Breasts

It’s a little deceptive to talk about exercises to firm and tone breasts, since your breasts are composed of fatty tissue. However, that fatty tissue is supported by muscles directly...

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Stretches You Should Do Every Morning

You’ll get a host of benefits by doing stretches every morning. Most people realize that by stretching each day, the stiffness they experience from constant sitting will wane, but there...

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Resistance Bands Vs Free Weights

If you want to do strength building exercises, you automatically think of free weights, but there is a less expensive alternative that you should consider, resistance bands. Free weights use...

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Behavioral Health Financially Fit

8 Signs Your Life is Too Busy

We hear it all the time. We say it all the time.  You run into a friend at the grocery store or you pass a coworker in the hallway. They...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat Stroke WHAT TO LOOK FOR · High body temperature (103°F or higher) · Hot, red, dry, or damp skin · Fast, strong pulse · Headache · Dizziness · Nausea...

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Health & Happiness: 5 Strategies for Wome

Stay active. Eat healthy. And get some sleep! Most important? Start today. The federal government’s Office on Women’s Health created National Women’s Health Week as a way to encourage all...

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National Health Observances

Young Women May Face Greater Stroke Risk Than Young Men

Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed a claims database of insured people in the United States from...

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National Health Observances

Stroke Symptoms

During a stroke, every minute counts! Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that stroke can cause. By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

10 Surprising Facts About Indoor Tanning

Is a tanning bed really safer than the sun? Will indoor tanning help your body make all of the vitamin D it needs? Findings from years of scientific studies have...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Do You Know How to Spot Skin Cancer?

Do you know how to spot skin cancer? In this video, the American Academy of Dermatology used an ultraviolet camera to show people the sun damage hidden underneath their skin....

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National Health Observances

Mental Illness Warning Signs and Symptoms

Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. There’s no easy test that can let...

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Mental Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Exercise is proven to strengthen both your body and mind during difficult times. Here are some of the many benefits of regular exercise. Clearer thoughts. Exercise releases endorphins that help...

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Corporate Wellness

Wellness Begins Within

We are a nation that’s focused too heavily on curing illness, rather than focusing on wellness and staying healthy in the first place. On the surface it would seem everyone...

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Corporate Wellness

What Is Recovery Nutrition?

What is recovery nutrition? It’s refueling your body with nutrients and calories after you’ve just endured hard physical activity. While most people think of sports or a workout at the...

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Financially Fit

How to Teach Teenagers About Money

When it comes to raising kids, most parents either look forward to the teen years . . . or dread them. But no matter which side of the spectrum you’re on, the...

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National Health Observances

Who Can Donate?

All people should consider themselves potential organ and tissue donors—regardless of age, health, race, or ethnicity. Don’t rule yourself out! No one is too old or too young to be a deceased...

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National Health Observances

Organ Donation

Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. Experts say that the organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people. Organs...

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National Health Observances

Distracted Driving Awareness Month FAQs and Facts

Distracted Driving Awareness Month FAQs    What are the four types of distractions while driving?  The four types of distractions are Visual – looking at something other than the road. Auditory...

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: Self Examination Saves Lives

Testicular cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of one or both testicles — the egg-shaped glands located inside the scrotum that produce testosterone and sperm. Although testicular cancer...

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Symptoms & Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What are the symptoms of IBS?  The most common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are pain in your abdomen, often related to your bowel movements, and changes in your bowel movements....

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6 Tips: IBS and Complementary Health Practices

As many as one in five Americans have symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a chronic disorder that interferes with the normal functions of the colon and is...

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When To Consult A Registered Dietitian

Should you consult a registered dietitian? You don’t have to have a special condition to see one. If you want to lose weight or just eat healthier, but aren’t sure...

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How Hormones Affect Your Health

There are a number of reasons to workout regularly. Some of those cause weight gain, others can create mood swings and some hormones affect your health. Working out is one...

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Are Grains Too Hard To Digest?

If you’re confused about including grains in your diet, you’re not alone. While highly processed grains offer little nutrition, whole grains offer a lot, but are hard to digest. They’re...

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Is Chronic Cardio Bad For You?

Not only could chronic cardio cause you to gain weight, it could be bad for your health. Let’s focus first on how it makes you fat! When you’re doing cardio,...

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Is It Important To Have A Regular Exercising Schedule?

The last few months have been chaotic and keeping consistency in your life is important. That’s one reason a regular exercising schedule can be important, but there are more reasons...

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Be Mindful At Mealtime

Have you ever suddenly had the recognition that you were mindlessly eating stop you in your tracks. It happens way too often. People simply eat out of habit, walking past...

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Can Your Diet Affect Your Estrogen Levels?

What is estrogen and what do estrogen levels have to do with your health? Estrogen is a hormone found in both men and women, but women have higher levels of...

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How To Stay Fit As You Get Older

When you think about getting older and cringe at the thought, what you’re really uncomfortable with is not living the extra years, but the signs of frailty and aging. Just...

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Good Sleep Is Important

Despite the diverse associations with lack of sleep, from hard worker to party animal, sleep is important and without adequate sleep, your body suffers. Even if you’re laying in bed...

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Develop Healthier Habits Now

Getting fit is all about lifestyle changes. If you’re not eating healthy, change that. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, make that change to active. However, it can loop overwhelming...

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The Benefit Of Reading Nutritional Labels

When you go to the store, you’ll find aisle of boxes, bottles and cans with labels screaming advertising at you. They may say delicious, fun, healthy or whatever message the...

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Home Exercises To Tone Arms

When you move your arms a bit, does the flesh continue to sway? Have you lost weight and now find there’s loose skin that needs some firming? It’s time to...

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At Home Butt Exercises That Work

You don’t have to envy Jennifer Lopez or Jamie Dornan for their perfect posterior, you can score a point in the best bottom column with some extra work on your...

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Safe Toys and Gifts Month

It’s the holiday season, and that means toy-sharing and gift-giving are in full swing. But before you give that special child a new toy, it’s important to stop and consider:...

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Safe Toy Checklist

Too often, accidents involving children and toys occur and may result in eye injuries. Each year, thousands of children age 14 and younger suffered serious eye injuries, even blindness, from...

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Choosing Safe Toys

Toys are a fun and important part of every child’s development. But each year, many kids are treated in hospital emergency departments for toy-related injuries. Choking is a risk for...

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13 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Whether you’re a die-hard Christmas fan or someone who just wants to get it over with, the holidays are full of stress-inducing moments. We tend to forget that the holidays...

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National Handwashing Awareness Week Activities and Facts

Personal hygiene begins and ends with our hands. And though we’re taught as youngsters to wash our hands before dinner, it’s important to remember that germs don’t care what time...

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Brief History on National Handwashing Awareness Week

In short, washing hands saves lives. If you had given birth or been born in 1847 in an overcrowded hospital in Vienna, Austria, you’d probably agree. The infant mortality rate...

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Hand Sanitizer Use Out and About

When should I use? Soap and Water Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea Before...

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Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like avoiding people who are sick, covering your cough and washing your...

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Differences and Similarities Between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19? Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection...

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How is HIV Transmitted

How Do You Get or Transmit HIV? You can only get HIV by coming into direct contact with certain body fluids from a person with HIV who has a detectable...

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HIV in America

Goal The new initiative seeks to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the United States by 75 percent within five years, and then by at least 90 percent...

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Running Can Lift Your Mood

No matter what the weather, there are times when you’re simply not your happy self. It’s even worse on rainy days or during the winter months, where the lack of...

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Pregnancy Safe Workouts

There’s no harm in exercising during pregnancy for most people. In fact, it actually could make delivery easier, while keeping you healthier and looking your best. It can improve your...

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Exercises For Reduced Mobility

Whether you’ve broken an ankle and temporarily have reduced mobility, or are older with many physical challenges, exercise is still important. Exercising when you have physical limitations may seem like...

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Breathing Exercises

  Out with the old, stale air and in with new fresh air. That’s the theme of the two most useful breathing exercises—pursed lip breathing and belly breathing—taught by  pulmonary rehabilitation specialists...

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How Do Dividends Work?

So, there’s an old saying, “It pays dividends.” It just means that something you do now can pay off in the future. In the world of stocks, sometimes it actually...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Stomach Cancer

Causes   It’s not clear what causes stomach cancer, though research has identified many factors that can increase the risk.   Doctors know that stomach cancer begins when a cell...

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Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

Early stage stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms, making early detection very difficult. Stomach cancer may or may not present with vague gastrointestinal symptoms, including indigestion, abdominal pain or discomfort, nausea...

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Approaching Memory Loss Concerns

It can be difficult to know what to do if you’ve noticed changes in yourself or a family member or friend — particularly when they’re related to memory loss, thinking...

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Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages: early, middle and late (sometimes referred to as mild, moderate and severe in a medical context). Since Alzheimer’s affects people in...

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Protecting Your Lungs

Sometimes we take our lungs for granted. They keep us alive and well and for the most part, we don’t need to think about them. That’s why it is important...

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13 Tips to Keep Your Bladder Healthy

People rarely talk about bladder health, but everyone is affected by it. Each day, adults pass about a quart and a half of urine through the bladder and out of...

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Bladder Health for Older Adults

What Can Affect Bladder Health?   Many things can affect bladder health. You can’t control everything that affects bladder health, but there are many bladder health behaviors that you can...

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Diabetes Risk Factors

Type 1 Diabetes   Type 1 diabetes is thought to be caused by an immune reaction (the body attacks itself by mistake). Risk factors for type 1 diabetes are not as...

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Diabetes Fast Facts

The Big Picture   More than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don’t know they have it. More than 88 million...

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Should You Avoid Watermelon If You Have Diabetes

Just like fresh sweet corn and fresh tomatoes right off the vine, watermelon is a sign of summer and loved by many people. But should you avoid watermelon if you...

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Tips To Reverse Prediabetes Naturally

You’re in the doctor’s office, and he or she brings back the results of your tests. From the look on the doctor’s face, you know it’s not good. Your blood...

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Oral Health Fast Facts

Oral health is essential to general health and well-being. Oral disease can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, and learning. It can also affect...

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Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

Healthy teeth and gums make it easy for you to eat well and enjoy good food. Several problems can affect the health of your mouth, but good care should keep...

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Recognizing and Treating Eye Injuries

You can’t always tell when an eye is injured or that the injury is serious. Some problems, like a detached retina, can only be seen during a doctor’s examination. And...

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Eye Safety at Home

In fact, accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year. Ninety percent of these eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of...

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What is Fixed Income Investing?

When you decide to get serious about saving for your retirement, it’s important to know your options. And believe me, there are a lot of options out there to choose...

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Liver Cancer

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the liver, it is called liver cancer. Each year in the United...

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Lifestyle-related Breast Cancer Risk Factors

A risk factor is anything that increases your chances of getting a disease, such as breast cancer. But having a risk factor, or even many, does not mean that you...

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How Common Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her...

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Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Knowing how your breasts normally look and feel is an important part of breast health. Although having regular screening tests for breast cancer is important, mammograms do not find every...

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How Often Should You Be Doing Cardio?

Most people know that cardio should be part of their workout program. But how much and how often should you do it? There are some guidelines given by the Department...

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Great Workouts For Stay At Home Moms And Dads

Life has changed quite a bit in the last few years and more people are working remotely from their homes. Stopping at the gym on the way home isn’t nearly...

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How Eating Habits Affect Your Skin

Weight loss, health issues and feeling energized are good reasons to eat healthy, but there are other reasons to do it. Eating habits affect your skin, too. Both a healthy...

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Accountability Increases Results

How does accountability make you more successful in your fitness program? It works the same way as it does in your workplace. You become more responsible for your own actions,...

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How Much Protein Do You Actually Need Each Day?

There are so many popular diets that are defined by the ratios of macros, such as the high protein-Keto diet or the low carb/high fat diet, that addressing the amount...

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Vaccine Safety

Vaccines are safe and effective. Because vaccines are given to millions of healthy people — including children — to prevent serious diseases, they’re held to very high safety standards. In...

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Elder Fraud: How to Protect Seniors from Scams

Okay guys, picture this: Your parents have worked hard their whole lives. They’ve supported their family, paid off their home, and even got a nice little nest egg set aside...

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Managing Itch

The itch of psoriasis may have a bigger impact on quality of life than the visible aspect of the disease. Itch is present in 70 to 90 percent of psoriasis...

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Screen Use for Kids

There are many reasons for parents to be thoughtful about how much screen time they allow their children. Amount of screen use per day has been associated with developmental outcomes, obesity, poor sleep...

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Four Hidden Signs of Vision Problems in Kids

As summer winds down, families of school-aged children scramble to get backpacks, clothes and other supplies ready for the new school year. But one of the most important yet often overlooked necessities...

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Gastroparesis Traveling Tips

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach empties too slowly, causing nausea, vomiting, pain, bloating, fullness, and/or reflux. There are very few effective treatments for the condition, so most...

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Gastroparesis Prevention & Management Tips

There are lots of things that affect health and illness. Some you cannot control, but some you can. Beyond making healthy lifestyle choices, having gastroparesis will likely push you to...

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Best Healthy Snacks On The Go

If you’re on the go and often find you’re buying junk food when you stop for gas or eating a bit too many of the donuts someone brought to the...

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Support Your Local Farmer and Eat Healthy in the Process

Whether it’s summertime or in the winter, there’s always something you can get from your local farmer that will help you eat healthy at a reasonable price. The cheapest way...

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Simple Ways To Keep Your Remote Workforce Healthy And Productive

Change in the way people work has occurred rapidly recently. More and more people are working remotely, whether from home or from a distant on-site location. Even though you don’t...

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Make This Summer a Fitness Challenge

What is a summer fitness challenge? It’s a program where you make changes that add up to a fitter, healthier body. You don’t have to do everything at once, either....

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20 Summer Savings Tips

It’s safe to say summer 2020 is going to be different than any other. “Make sure you stay at least 6 feet away from your friends in the pool, Timmy!”...

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Sarcoma Symptoms, Causes, and Risks Factors

Symptoms Signs and symptoms of sarcoma include: A lump that can be felt through the skin that may or may not be painful Bone pain A broken bone that happens...

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UV Radiation Safety

Taking steps to protect yourself from the sun is a year-round responsibility. Protect yourself and others from the sun with shade, a shirt, or sunblock (SPF 15+) all year long....

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Protect Yourself, Family and Pets from Excessive Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

UV Safety: Stay Safe in the Sun Do Not Burn or Tan: Avoid intentional tanning. It may contribute to skin cancer and premature aging of skin Seek Shade: Get under cover...

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Healthy Eating for Juvenile Arthritis

There’s no special JA diet, but certain foods can promote healthy growth and development and help dial down inflammation. By Amy Paturel Eating a healthy diet is important for any...

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16 Joint-protection Tips

Arthritis aches and pain can affect your daily life. But there are simple ways to protect your joints, reduce strain and improve how you function each day. Here are 16...

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Does Cord Blood Contain COVID-19?

To the best of our knowledge, the umbilical cord blood will not contain COVID-19, even if the mother is sick at the time of delivery.  It is important to clarify...

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It’s Never Too Late To Get In Shape

There are a lot of reasons to get into shape. When you’re fit, you look better, feel better, live healthier, and live longer. The quality of life improves when you’re...

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It’s Important To Feel Valued And Heard

No matter who you are, it’s important to feel valued and heard. That holds true for every person, regardless of their station in life. If you are an employer or...

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Men: Take Charge of Your Health

Overview Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to: Smoke Drink too much alcohol Make unhealthy or risky choices Put...

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20 Summer Savings Tips

It’s safe to say summer 2020 is going to be different than any other. “Make sure you stay at least 6 feet away from your friends in the pool, Timmy!”...

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Fireworks Eye Safety

What to Do for a Fireworks Eye Injury Fireworks-related eye injuries can combine blunt force trauma, heat burns and chemical exposure. If an eye injury from fireworks occurs, it should be considered...

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What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

Scientists don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease in most people. The causes probably include a combination of age-related changes in the brain, along with genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. The...

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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There...

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Cataract What You Should Know

What causes cataracts? The lens lies behind the iris and the pupil. It works much like a camera lens. It focuses light onto the retina at the back of the...

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National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, but they don’t have...

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Accident Prevention In The Workplace

If you’re looking for an accident prevention in the workplace program that provides a 100% guarantee that there will be no more accidents, you won’t find it. You will, however,...

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Environmental Health And Safety

For both business owners and managers, there’s a lot of concerns that are important. While getting product or service delivered to customers in a timely manner is one that is...

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Health And Wellness In The Workplace

People are spending less time on physical labor and more time on mental pursuits, which can decrease fitness dramatically. At the same time, no matter how active they are at...

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Best Workplace Wellness Programs

Helping your employees stay healthy, is not only important for them, it is also important for you. The healthier your employees are, the less they’ll be susceptible to everything from...

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Mental Health Myths and Facts

Can you tell the difference between a mental health myth and fact? Learn the truth about the most common mental health myths.   Mental Health Problems Affect Everyone   Myth:...

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4 Ways to Make Temporary Income During the Coronavirus

Hey, fam. I know this is a super weird, hard time for many, and you might be feeling scared right now—especially if you’ve been laid off or you’re on unpaid...

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Health Threats From High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure threatens your health and quality of life In most cases, the damage done by high blood pressure (HBP, or hypertension) takes place over time. Left undetected (or...

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5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans,1 yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it.  ...

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Sun Safety

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV Index for your area, and follow these recommendations to help...

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Suicidal Behavior

Suicide causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. On average, 112 Americans die by suicide each day. Suicide is the second leading cause of death...

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Food Allergy Myths and Misconceptions

FARE is dedicated to speaking up for the 32 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. Whether you live with food allergies or care...

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Arthritis pain: Do’s and don’ts

Will physical activity reduce or increase your arthritis pain? Get tips on exercise and other common concerns when coping with arthritis symptoms and arthritis pain. By Mayo Clinic Staff Arthritis...

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8 Natural Therapies for Arthritis Pain

1.     Acupuncture This form of Chinese medicine involves inserting thin, small needles through the skin at specific acupoints on the body. It is designed to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective...

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Types of Strokes

The type of stroke you have affects your treatment and recovery. The three main types of stroke are: Ischemic stroke. Hemorrhagic stroke. Transient ischemic attack (a warning or “mini-stroke”).  ...

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Benefits of A Weight Loss Program For The Workplace

Did you know that a weight loss program for the workplace can benefit everyone, even people that don’t lose weight? It can help improve the quality of life for all...

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Well-Being At Work Is Good For Mental Health

When you consider that many employees spend a huge portion of their waking hours at work, it only makes sense that their well-being at work affects the rest of their...

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Employee Well-Being Should Be A Priority

No matter how creative you are or how acute you are in business, if your company is large, you need good employees. Good employees are a company’s biggest asset, so...

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How Is Alcohol Abused?

In most parts of the world, alcohol is legal for adults to both purchase and consume. As a result, beverages that contain alcohol are available almost everywhere, and clearly, many...

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How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Economy: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been following the news this year, you’ve seen and heard one word being repeated over and over again: coronavirus. Just saying it out loud is enough to make you...

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How to Deal with Loneliness During Social Distancing

The calls for “social distancing” are echoing around the world. For lots of people, it’s no longer an option—it’s a government mandate. Communities are banding together to protect the most...

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What is World Health Day about?

7 April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and...

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: National Public Health Week and COVID-19

COVID-19 AND DAILY THEMES The COVID-19 pandemic means public health is the topic of the day worldwide. How does that apply to our National Public Health Week daily themes? Here...

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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted by the Office of Public Affairs April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is mobilizing law enforcement...

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The Hidden Costs of Alcoholism

People who engage in alcoholic behavior often think their drinking is a personal choice; it has no impact on those around them, and their excessive drinking is “no one’s business...

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Types of Alcoholics

The first type, defined as the young adult subtype, includes young adult drinkers who don’t have family histories of alcoholism or co-occurring mental illnesses. The second type, known as the young antisocial...

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The Prevalence of Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism in the U.S.

However, the dangers of alcohol abuse go beyond college kids getting too drunk at parties. An estimated 14.4 million Americans ages 18 and older had an alcohol use disorder (AUD)...

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Alcohol Statistics and Data

Data: The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 139.8 million Americans age 12 or older were past month alcohol users, 67.1 million people were binge drinkers...

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Workplace Wellness Programs Are The New Thing

There’s been a lot more focus on staying healthy and avoiding illness in recent months, which may be one reason workplace wellness programs have risen so much in popularity. Employers...

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Does Your Company Have Corporate Wellness Programs

Reduce the risk of illness and serious health conditions. There’s a lot of information, particularly on the internet, about making lifestyle changes that can improve health, but it’s often mingled...

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Occupational Health And Safety

Most people recognize the term, occupational health and safety, and have a vague idea what it encompasses. To keep it simple, it’s the field of study that looks at trends...

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How To Negotiate A Bargain

You’ve heard Dave say that you need to negotiate in order to get a good deal. If you’ve never tried to wheel and deal before, the very thought of it can...

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Key Tuberculosis Facts

A total of 1.5 million people died from TB in 2018 (including 251 000 people with HIV). Worldwide, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the...

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Facts, Symptoms, and Causes of CKD

The Facts About Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) 37 million American adults have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk. Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney...

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7 Steps to Prevent Cancer

Don’t use tobacco Protect your skin form the sun Eat a healthy diet Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active Practice safer sex and avoid risky behaviors Get immunized...

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Workplace Safety – How Important Is It?

Focusing on workplace safety should be a top priority for any employer, or employee, for that matter. Lack of concern cause permanent injury and death, but also costs billions of...

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Let Your Goals Change Your Future

What you focus on is often what you achieve. It’s like any type of travel, when your focus or destination is a specific city or location, it determines the path...

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Fitness For The Idle

If you’re one of those people that think it’s rude to grunt, moan and sweat in the gym or simply don’t like the idea of doing the same boring type...

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Go Red for Women®

Go Red for Women® is the American Heart Association’s global initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women. Launched in 2004 to close the gap in awareness, Go Red...

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15 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

We hear it all the time: “Eating healthy on a budget is impossible!” And the truth is—nope, it’s not. Did you know plenty of healthy foods are actually budget friendly? It’s...

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General Donation Questions

What organs and tissues can be donated? Eight vital organs can be donated: heart, kidneys (2), pancreas, lungs (2), liver, and intestines. Hands and faces have also recently been added...

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Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction

At least one third of cancers are preventable giving us every reason to champion healthy choices and prevention strategies for all, so that we have the best chance to prevent...

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Myths, Misinformation and Stigma

Myths, misinformation and stigma Some common myths and misconceptions about cancer – including that there is no cure or there is nothing that can be done about cancer – can understandably...

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Protecting Your Child’s Teeth

Even though tooth decay—or cavities—has been on the decline for the past 30 years, it is still one of the most common chronic diseases for kids from age 6 to...

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How Can I Make the Most of My Remaining Sight?

If you have low vision, you can find ways to make the most of your vision and keep doing the things you love to do. If your vision loss is minor, you may be...

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Symptoms of a Heart Attack and Stroke in Women

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the...

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Top 10 Myths About Cardiovascular Disease

How much do you really know about your heart’s health? It’s easy to be fooled by misconceptions. After all, heart disease only happens to your elderly neighbor or to your...

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Know Your Risk for Heart Disease

What health conditions increase the risk of heart disease? High blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. It is a medical condition that happens...

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Eat, Drink And Be Fit

If your motto has always been “Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow is another day”, maybe you need to modify it a bit. That’s particularly true if that other...

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Wellness Rediscovery

It’s easy to know when you’re sick. You may have a fever or show other signs like digestive issues or a sore throat. However, there’s a difference between being sick...

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The Sweet Life

What’s your definition of the sweet life? It’s different for every person. Some people dream of traveling the world and sight seeing. Others think the sweet life is eating at...

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Causes of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness by damaging the nerve in the back of your eye called the optic nerve. People who have higher eye pressure are...

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A Financial Plan that Works

Before The Dave Ramsey Show joined the talk radio airwaves, Dave was counseling people one on one with his tried-and-true money principles. Seeing the need for a relatable and proven financial plan...

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What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk?

The most important thing you can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to have regular screening tests starting at age 21. Screening Tests Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer...

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Thyroid FAQs

How common is thyroid disease? Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease. Thyroid disease is a fact of life for as many as 30 million Americans –...

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BD Prevention

Best For You. Best For Baby. 5 Tips for Preventing Birth Defects. 1.    Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Folic acid is important because it...

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Real Foods Are Real Important

Real foods are single ingredient foods. There’s a lot of data that suggests people need to return to eating real foods, not the processed types with additives man was never...

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Safe Workouts For Pregnancy

At one time, when a woman of means found out she was pregnant, she was pampered and often took to the bed. Today, we know that continuing most normal activities...

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How To Tame Your Hunger

If you find that some days, you race to the gas station, not for fuel but for those overcooked hot dogs and chili or were so ravenous you ate all...

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Low Impact Ways To Stay Fit

You may have heard of both high impact and low impact exercises and not understood the difference between the two. Both help you stay fit and both have a place...

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Top Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Holiday

The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges parents to avoid buying toys that can cause serious eye injuries, even blindness. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission an estimated 251,700 toy-related...

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10 Money Traps to Avoid

Y’all know I’ve got your back. That’s why I want to talk about some of the common money traps out there—so you know what to watch out for. You might...

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HIV/AIDS: The Basics

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection. The abbreviation “HIV” can refer to the virus or to HIV infection. AIDS stands...

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Misconceptions About Flu Vaccines

Can a flu vaccine give you the flu? No, flu vaccines cannot cause flu illness. Flu vaccines given with a needle (i.e., flu shots) are currently made in two ways:...

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Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of...

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Influenza Key Facts

What is Influenza (Flu)? Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness,...

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Why Wash Your Hands?

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not...

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When to Wash Your Hands

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs: Before,...

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Yoga Poses For Back And Neck Pain

If you’re having chronic back and neck pain or simply want relief from occasional pain, consider using yoga poses to help. Many of these poses help stretch tight muscle that...

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How To Lose Weight When You Are Insulin Resistant

If you think your biggest problem losing weight is all about your will power, you might be right. However, I find that there’s a lot more valid reasons than that....

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Lung Cancer Risks

What Causes Lung Cancer Anyone can get lung cancer. Lung cancer occurs when cells in the lung mutate or change. Various factors can cause this mutation to happen. Most often,...

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How to Prevent Diabetes

What is type 2 diabetes? If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels are too high. With type 2 diabetes, this happens because your body does not make enough insulin, or...

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A Financial Plan that Works

Before The Dave Ramsey Show joined the talk radio airwaves, Dave was counseling people one on one with his tried-and-true money principles. Seeing the need for a relatable and proven financial plan...

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Stomach Cancer Risks & Prevention

Some of the factors that may increase the risk for development of gastric cancer include age, gender, ethnicity, smoking, family history, diet, and h. Pylori. pylori is a common, treatable...

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Tips to Keep Healthy Lungs

Sometimes we take our lungs for granted. They keep us alive and well and for the most part, we don’t need to think about them. That’s why it is important...

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13 Tips to Keep Your Bladder Healthy

People rarely talk about bladder health, but everyone is affected by it. Each day, adults pass about a quart and a half of urine through the bladder and out of...

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Bladder Cancer Symptoms

How do you know that you may have bladder cancer? Some people may have symptoms that suggest they have bladder cancer. Others may feel nothing at all. Some symptoms should...

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Understanding Prediabetes

When it comes to prediabetes, there are no clear symptoms—so you may have it and not know it. Here’s why that’s important: before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost...

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Essential Oils For Tightening Skin

Did you just have a baby or lose a ton of weight? That can leave your skin looking saggy and baggy. You can opt for expensive creams that often contain...

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Strength Training For Aging Bodies

Even if you have never worked out before, it’s never too late to start. There’s a lot of benefits from all types of training, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance, regardless...

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How Can Hormones Affect Your Health?

Hormones affect your health for a very good reason. They are messengers that trigger a variety of functions throughout the body. When those messengers are balanced and functioning, everything in...

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Fat Loss Mistakes

Losing weight is hard enough. Don’t make it harder by making these fat loss mistakes. One of the worse mistakes many people make is to starve themselves or use a...

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Ways To Relieve Stress

When you feel like you’re head is an active volcano and about to blow, it’s time to take a few minutes to relieve stress. Sure, you may be busy, but...

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How To Get Happy And Healthier Employees

Are your employees calling in sick frequently or is there a lot of dissension in the office? May it’s time to work on finding ways to help improve their quality...

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Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

What Are the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease? Scientists continue to unravel the complex brain changes involved in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. It seems likely that damage to the...

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What to Do if You’re Drowning in Debt

When you’re drowning in debt, it often feels like the world is caving in around you. Your thoughts are swirling and just won’t stop. You’re not sleeping, and you’re worried...

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Identifying Whole Grain Products

The Whole Grains Council has created an official packaging symbol called the Whole Grain Stamp that helps consumers find real whole grain products. The Stamp started to appear on store shelves in...

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Dementia: The facts

·         Dementia is a term used to describe different brain disorders that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. ·         Early symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, difficultly performing familiar...

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Pain Management

Lifestyle & Management The importance of maintaining an engaged and active lifestyle cannot be overemphasized. To the extent possible, you should participate in physical activities or exercise programs, and keep...

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Basic Rights

People with chronic pain are often “people pleasers.” We find it hard to express our needs and require that others respect them. And when our needs are not met, tension...

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Am I At Risk for Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors ·        All women are at risk ·        Symptoms exist – they can be vague, but usually get more intense over time ·        Early detection increases survival...

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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Is a Major Public Health Problem Children with obesity are at higher risk for having other chronic health conditions and diseases, such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and...

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Beat Your Soda Habit

If you have a soda habit, it’s time to make some changes. Not only does it contain calories you probably aren’t counting, it’s also addictive. Soft drinks contain sugar and...

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Prevention Is Key

Most people wouldn’t neglect to change the oil in their car for years. However, those same people often fail to take action when it comes to their health until it’s...

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Improve Your Lifestyle

Despite the advancements in health care, the life expectancy in America has dropped. There are many reasons for this decline. One of which is the abuse of opioids. However, there...

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis Gastric motility disorders are gastrointestinal conditions which affect the body’s ability to digest food normally. A number of conditions fall into this category, including gastroparesis. Gastroparesis literally means paralyzed...

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Gastroparesis Tips

Gastroparesis Tips Tips offered by other gastroparesis patients:  – Sit up after eating  – Walk after eating  – Belly massage  – Chew small bites of ginger  – Acupuncture  – Nausea wrist...

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How to Stop Spending Money

No matter where or how we shop, the temptation to overspend on random stuff follows us everywhere we go. Yup, we’re talking about the aisles right next to the store’s...

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Water and Contact Lenses Don’t Mix

Water and contact lenses don’t mix Many people who wear contact lenses do not know that contact lenses and water are a bad combination—even when showering, swimming, or using a...

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Facts About Psoriasis

Facts about psoriasis What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a genetic skin disease associated with the immune system. Your immune system causes your skin cells to reproduce too quickly. A normal...

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Vaccines for Adults

You’re not a kid anymore, so you don’t have to worry about shots, right? Wrong. Find out how to stay on top of your vaccines.   What vaccines do adults...

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Taking Your Best Shot

Thanks to vaccines, we can protect young infants against whooping cough by making sure everyone is up to date with their vaccines. Pregnant women can pass on protection to their...

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Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction

Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction (CIP) refers to a group of rare motility disorders characterized by persistent signs and symptoms of intestinal blockage in the absence of any...

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Colonic Inertia

Colonic Inertia Colonic Inertia (also known as slow-transit constipation) is a motility disorder that affects the large intestine (colon) and results in the abnormal passage of stool.    It is a...

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Do You Need A Wellness Expert?

You know the feeling. You aren’t sick, yet you really don’t feel good, either. You feel stressed and basically out of sorts. If you’ve had regular check-ups and there’s nothing...

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5 Daily Habits That Will Set You Up for Success

It’s easy to live life on autopilot. Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions during the workweek, just trying to make it to Friday? Then, when Friday...

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What are the different types of hepatitis viruses occurring around the world?

The five hepatitis viruses – A, B, C, D and E – are distinct; they can have different modes of transmission, affect different populations, and result in different health outcomes....

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Fireworks Eye Safety

The numbers are clear: fireworks are dangerous, and the month around July 4th is the most dangerous time. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s most recent annual fireworks injury report (PDF)...

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Sun Safety

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these recommendations to help protect yourself and your family. Shade You can reduce your...

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Too Much Fun in the Sun? 9 Tips for Protecting Your Skin!

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can lead to skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States, as well as wrinkles and blotchy skin. UW Dermatologist Dr. Andrea...

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Types of Juvenile Arthritis

·         Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Considered the most common form of arthritis, JIA includes six subtypes: oligoarthritis, polyarthritis, systemic, enthesitis-related, juvenile psoriatic arthritis or undifferentiated.  ·         Juvenile dermatomyositis. An inflammatory...

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Points To Remember About Juvenile Arthritis

·         Juvenile arthritis is the term used to describe arthritis, or inflammation of the joints, in children.   ·         The most common symptoms of juvenile arthritis are joint swelling, pain,...

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Cord Blood: What You Need to Know

July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to learn more about cord blood—a biological product regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Found in the...

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Facts about Cataracts

When are you most likely to have a cataract? The term “age-related” is a little misleading. You don’t have to be a senior citizen to get this type of cataract. In...

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15 Cheap Vacation Ideas

15 Cheap Vacation Ideas Here are 15 cheap vacation ideas that will let you get away without breaking the bank! So, put on The Beach Boys, bust out the shades, and start...

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Ergonomics/Overexertion

Take it Easy – Your Body will Thank You Whether it happens at work or on the golf course, overexertion continues to be a leading cause of injury over all...

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Work Safety Topics

Work Safety Topics Nearly 13,000 American workers suffer an injury every day; each is preventable. Injury should never be a cost of doing business. Here are some of the workplace safety topics NSC is focusing on. Fatigue...

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Cancers

Cancers Each year, over 700,000 men are diagnosed with cancer and nearly 300,000 die from the disease. During the course of a lifetime half of all men will get cancer...

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Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a general term that includes many different conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, over 39 million American men...

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Stages of Alzheimer’s

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease worsen over time, although the rate at which the disease progresses varies. On average, a person with Alzheimer’s lives four to eight years after diagnosis,...

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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There...

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Myths of Alzheimers

Myth 1: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Reality: As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently...

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Ways to Be Active

Ways to Be Active The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day for adults, 60 minutes for children, at least five days a week. Sound daunting?...

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What Is Earnest Money?

People in the real estate business absolutely love their jargon. If you’re new to the home-buying process, you’re going to hear a bunch of stuff that will make you wonder...

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Heat Related Illness

Know the signs of heat-related illness and the ways to respond to it: HEAT CRAMPS Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms, or legs Actions: Go to a cooler location....

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Risks of Indoor Tanning

The United States Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization’s International Agency of Research on Cancer panel have declared ultraviolet radiation from the sun and artificial...

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Detect Skin Cancer

Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable. You...

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Reducing Risk of Stroke

You can help reduce your risk of stroke by making healthy lifestyle changes. These are the most important steps you can take to lower your risk of stroke: ·         Keep...

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Acting F.A.S.T.

When someone is having a stroke, every minute counts. Just as putting out a fire quickly can stop it from spreading, treating a stroke quickly can reduce damage to the...

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Stoke Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

The signs and symptoms of a stroke often develop quickly. However, they can develop over hours or even days. The type of symptoms depends on the type of stroke and...

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What’s Your Vision of the Future?

Did you know that most vision problems are preventable? It’s true! Vision loss doesn’t have to be a natural part of getting older. Use our everyday tips to help set yourself up for a lifetime of seeing well.  Wear sunglasses (even...

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Physical Activity for Arthritis

Why is physical activity important for people with arthritis?   If you have arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life....

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Exercise

Let’s talk standing desks – we’re all for them but don’t forget the bigger picture. It’s not about sitting or standing, it’s about MOVING. Experts say we need to be on our feet, moving, 2 to 4 hours during the workday. It can increase productivity by 15% and decrease overall stress but it’s no easy feat – let us help you put a plan in place.

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If you’ve had a good laugh recently, keep it up: science shows there are numerous reasons why laughing is good for you.

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Don’t let the weekend erase all the hard work you did this week. Keep it going!

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What Consent Looks Like

The laws about consent vary by state and situation. It can make the topic confusing, but you don’t have to be a legal expert to understand how consent plays out...

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Effects of Sexual Violence

Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be...

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Oral Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Causes Mouth cancers form when cells on the lips or in the mouth develop changes (mutations) in their DNA. A cell’s DNA contains the instructions that tell a cell what...

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Organ Donation Myths and Facts

Myth 1: I have a medical condition, so I can’t be a donor. Fact: Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor.  The transplant...

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Child Abuse and Neglect Risk Factors and Protective Factors

Risk factors are those characteristics linked with child abuse and neglect—they may or may not be direct causes. A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the...

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Causes of Autism

There is no known single cause for autism spectrum disorder, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences...

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Asperger’s Syndrome

History Asperger’s syndrome (also known as Asperger’s Disorder) was first described in the 1940s by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger, who observed autism-like behaviors and difficulties with social and communication skills...

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Sleep and IBS

Sleep difficulties are common in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as other gastrointestinal disorders including gastroesophageal reflux disease. Lethargy and daytime fatigue, which are common side effects...

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Wine for Your Health: Truth and Myth

Cutting through the Clutter about Heart Health The following outline formed a webinar that NCADD presented in August 2015 as part of Cigna’s Alcohol and Drug Awareness Series. The presentation...

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There are only so many hours in a day. Shouldn’t you devote at least a couple to yourself and your health?

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Don’t dwell on past mistakes and bad choices, move forward toward your goals. Your future is waiting.

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It’s not just about losing the weight. Exercise is so important in all facets of your life.

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You are doing this for yourself. Focus on your work with a strong will power and get the job done with class.

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At the end of the day, cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet

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Your excuses hold you back.

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February 13th – AKA Galentine’s Day. We hope you’re grabbing your best girlfriends and recharging.

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“In fitness, there are no short cuts. It involves immense discipline and hard work.” ~Mahesa Babu

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Stretching is important, but are you doing it right?

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Why are you eating that? Is it helping to get you to your goal or hindering your progress?

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Being healthy isn’t just about your body, your mind needs to be involved as well.

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Another reason that weight lifting should be part of your daily fitness routine.

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The person who has the biggest interest in helping you succeed is you.

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Did you know? Breathing deeply in moments of stress, or anytime during the day, brings many benefits such as better circulation, decreased anxiety and reduced blood pressure.

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The voice in your head that says you can’t do this is a liar.

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You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

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Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work. ~ Ralph Marston

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Don’t get discouraged. Slow progress is better than no progress.

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What seems impossible today will one day become your warm-up.

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“Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.” ~ Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own

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Believe in yourself & you will be unstoppable.

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Did you know? Americans consume 12.5 teaspoons more than the American Heart Association recommends

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You should be your top priority when it comes to your health and fitness.

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Be patient with yourself as you evolve. Small, healthy choices make a big difference in the long run.

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Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most under-utilized antidepressant.

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Your body can do it. It’s time to convince your mind.

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“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.” ~Jim Rohn

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Did you know? The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.

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Make muscles. Not excuses.

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The next few months will go by whether you work out or not. Make them count.

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Exercise, eat healthy and stay positive. You will get there.

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What are Food Additives?

Food additives have been used for centuries to improve and preserve the taste, texture, nutrition and appearance of food. Food additives and preservatives are used in today’s food supply to...

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Processed Foods: What’s OK and What to Avoid

Processed food has a bad reputation as a diet saboteur. It’s blamed for obesity rates, high blood pressure and the rise of Type 2 diabetes. But processed food is more...

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Kidney Disease and Your Heart: What’s the Connection?

Your heart health is tied to your kidney health. In fact, having kidney disease puts you at risk for getting heart disease. And having heart disease puts you at risk...

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How Your Kidneys Work

You have two kidneys, each about the size of an adult fist, located on either side of the spine just below the rib cage. Although they are small, your kidneys...

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How the Heart Works

The heart is an organ, about the size of a fist. It is made of muscle and pumps blood through the body. Blood is carried through the body in blood...

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CHD Facts and Statistics

What is a congenital heart defect? Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth. Common examples include holes in the inside walls of...

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Causes of Cancer

Cancers can be caused by a number of different factors and, as with many other illnesses, most cancers are the result of exposure to a number of different causal factors....

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Types of Cancers

Cancer can be classified according to the type of cell they start from. There are five main types: Carcinoma– A cancer that arises from the epithelial cells (the lining of...

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Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually...

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8 Bad Brushing Habits to Break in 2019

Keeping Your Toothbrush for Too Long The ADA recommends changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months, so make a resolution to change your toothbrush with every season this year. Frayed and...

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Vision Rehabilitation: Helping People with Low Vision

What is low vision? Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching...

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Preventing Hearth Disease: Healthy Living Habits

Healthy Diet Choosing healthful meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed...

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Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms

If these signs are present CALL 9-1-1 Heart Attack Symptoms CHEST DISCOMFORT Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes,...

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Heart Healthy Foods

Eat heart-healthy foods What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. ·         Choose healthier fats. Saturated fat and trans fat raise your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. The...

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We Have an Unhealthy Obsession with Your Health.

Keeping hearts beating gets our hearts pumping. That’s why we fund lifesaving science. Science that helps figure out new ways to lower your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy...

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Types of Glaucoma and Treatments

What are some other forms of glaucoma and how are they treated? Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form. Some people have other types of the disease. In low-tension or normal-tension glaucoma, optic nerve damage...

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5 Tips for Preventing Birth Defects

Tip ❶: Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Folic acid is very important because it can help prevent some major birth defects of the...

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Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy

Can thyroid disease cause problems getting pregnant?   Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can make it harder for you to get pregnant. This is because problems with the thyroid hormone can upset...

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Ten Questions To Ask About Your Thyroid Health

What to ask your Physician: Where is the thyroid located, and what does it do? What are the differences between hypothyroid and hyperthyroid patients and what are the symptoms of each?...

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National Health Observances

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Too often, accidents involving children and toys occur and may result in eye injuries. Each year, thousands of children age 14 and younger suffered serious eye injuries, even blindness, from...

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“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” Wayne Dyer

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Increasing activity reduces hypertension

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“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.” Banksy

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Boost your Immune System

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Mindfulness practices are significantly effective for modifying obesity related eating behaviors.

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“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” George Addair

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“We don’t develop courage by being happy everyday. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” Barbara De Angelis

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“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming things you once thought you couldn’t.” Rikki Rogers

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“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

When it comes to exercise, its not necessary to go all out in order to boost health.

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Work out. Eat well. Be patient. Your body will reward you.

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall.” Confucious

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“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Group exercise can reduce stress and improve physical, mental and emotional quality of life.

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To love yourself is to understand you don’t need to be perfect to be good.

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The #1 reason people give up is because they look at how far they still have to go rather than how far they’ve come.

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Lack of Sleep

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Better an “Oops” than a “What If”

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on the building the new.” Socrates

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“You never realize how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” Bob Marley

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Dancing boosts brain health

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Self investment is the best investment.

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“Resistance training can strengthen older adults’ outlook on life.” Quality of Life Research

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“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” Mandy Hale

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Nutrition

“Adding chili peppers to your meals may help ramp up your metabolism.” Advances in Nutrition

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“People who love to eat are always the best people.” julia child

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“In between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed.” Sid Caesar

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Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.

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“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” Zig Ziglar

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“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and dy out.” Robert Collier

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“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit reality. Upgrade your convictions to match your destiny.” John Assaraf

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Childhood Obesity

 

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Diabetes Care

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“It’s your unlimited power to care and love that make the biggest difference in your quality of life.” Tony Robins

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Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.

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“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Nelson Mandela

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Meditation

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The man on top of the mountain did not fall there. Vincent Lombardi

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I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.

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“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Strength training may help older clients preserve more lean muscle than cardio.

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“Health is like money. We never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” Josh Billing

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“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Your daily workout isn’t just good for your body—it’s good for your mental health.

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Take a moment today to appreciate your health!

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The most effective way to do it is to do it.

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Your daily workout can give your memory a boost.

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How do you find success in your life?

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how is your instrument?

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Do you know the difference between “organic” and “natural”? This helpful graphic clarifies the terms.

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“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt

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National Health Observances

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is when cells of the tissue of the lungs grow out of control. This out of control growth causes problems such as the creation of a mass (tumor). Lung...

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American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US. Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. Most of the food you eat is...

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National Health Observances

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. ...

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“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” W. Clement Stone

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

10 Common Warning Signs of Mental Health Conditions

Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. There’s no easy test that can let...

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National Health Observances

Eye Safety at Work

Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work each day. About 1 in 10 injuries require one or more missed workdays...

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First Aid for Eye Emergencies

Knowing what to do for an eye emergency can save valuable time and possibly prevent vision loss. Here are some instructions for basic eye injury first aid. Be Prepared ·        ...

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer? Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your...

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Exercise

Give yourself a gold star. It’s good for your health!

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Your decisions today will determine the quality of your tomorrow.

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Nutrition

Are Foods With Printed Health Claims Really Better?

These days you almost need a Rosetta Stone to decipher the health claims on food package labels. Do you ever wonder if foods marketed with such claims actually are healthier?...

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Do you know about Cognitively Stimulating Activities? (UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in Los Angeles)

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Health & Disease Prevention Nutrition

Have you tried incorporating these gorgeous hued veggies into your meals? (Journal of Functional Foods)

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Is making a fashion statement worth the physical cost of high heels

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To Maintain Muscle and Lose Fat as You Age, Add Weights

Trying to stay trim as you age? Surprisingly, if you’re cutting calories to lose weight, adding weights to your weight loss regimen may be more effective than beginning a walking...

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Start your day with intention!

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What’s your favorite creative outlet? (Drexel University)

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Nutrition

In a recent study, people who ate past this cutoff time gained weight and had higher cholesterol levels. (University of Pennsylvania)

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Exercise Habits of Wearable Tech Users

Have you ever wondered what time of day tends to promote more consistent exercise? A report featuring data from hundreds of thousands of Jawbone users answers that question and offers...

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How You Might Benefit From Working Out With Your Partner

For Beth and Lee Jordan of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, exercise has been life-changer, and even – in Lee’s case – a life-saver. A couple decades ago Beth, now 54, fell...

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Exercise and Disease Prevention

If you are a regular exerciser, you know that working out helps your body feel better in many ways. It also has powerful health benefits. In a review of the...

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Health & Disease Prevention

Not that you needed a reason to clock some quality time with your best buds, but this is a pretty good one. (Michigan State University)

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Dig deep.

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Get after that afterburn!

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National Health Observances

Cervical Health Awareness Month

What is Cervical Health Awareness Month? The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each...

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National Health Observances

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight stealing disease.   Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are...

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National Stalking Awareness Month

WHAT IS STALKING?  While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person...

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Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland plays a huge role...

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Birth defects are common, costly, and critical.  While many unknown factors play a role in birth defects occurrence, steps can be taken to help prevent or limit certain risks for...

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Do you have a “power pose”?

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How can you be extraordinary today?

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Exercise may help strengthen your immune system. (Journal of Sports Medicine)

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Your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. What are your favorite morning rituals?

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Music is a great way to lift your spirits! (Inside Sport Psychology)

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Nutrition

Is your smoothie *actually* healthy?

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How are you living?

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Nutrition

The Happy-Meal Effect: Can Less Food (Plus Prize) Motivate Better Choices?

It’s becoming clearer that unlocking the complexities of human behavior, especially food motivation, can impact good and poor health. In a profound paradox, who would ever have thought the McDonald’s...

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Exercise

What’s your favorite outdoor activity?

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What do you think? Is biking to work an option for you?

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Need some motivation?

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Should You Eat and Drink During Exercise?

David Nieman ran his first marathon in the 1970s, when dreadlocks rivaled ponytails and granola hadn’t given way to Gatorade. “The fact that during exercise you’re supposed to drink sugar...

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7 Keys to Weight Loss Adherence

Despite the vast amount of money Americans spend trying to lose weight each year, permanent weight loss remains elusive for many people. Do you want to lose weight? The good...

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Do you foam roll? Why or why not?

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Health & Disease Prevention Nutrition

Sweet sizzlin’ green beans and crispy shallots, anyone?

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Which one are you?

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Aerobic Fitness May Preserve Brain’s Youthfulness

Stroop-interference-related cortical activation patterns are shown above. Physical fitness may do more than preserve a more youthful body; it may also impact the brain’s activity and function, preserving more youthful...

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As if you need an excuse to get your dance on! (Home Health Care and Management & Practice)

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How Exercise Might Increase Your Self-Control

For most of us, temptations are everywhere, from the dessert buffet to the online shoe boutique. But a new study suggests that exercise might be a simple if unexpected way...

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Nutrition

Burn extra calories—almost effortlessly!

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Health & Disease Prevention

What’s ONE thing you can do today to get another step closer to your goals?

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Walking for a meeting, playing a game of cards, handwriting a note, doing a plank—these are just a few examples of simple brain boosters.

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Exercise

Did you know these side-effects of yoga? (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

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Nutrition

Water

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Overview Symptoms of GERD

Did you know – heartburn is not the only symptom of GERD Chronic heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. Acid regurgitation (refluxed material into the mouth) is another...

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Eating, Diet, and Nutrition for GER and GERD

Eating, Diet, & Nutrition for GER & GERD How can your diet help prevent or relieve GER or GERD? You can prevent or relieve your symptoms from gastroesophageal reflux (GER)...

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Health & Disease Prevention

Helping a Smoker Quit: Do’s and Don’ts

Helping a Smoker Quit: Do’s and Don’ts General hints for friends and family Do respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours....

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Benefits of Quitting Smoking Over Time

Benefits of Quitting Smoking Over Time It’s never too late to quit using tobacco. The sooner you quit, the more you can reduce your chances of getting cancer and other...

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National Health Observances

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills....

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National Health Observances

Types of Lung Cancer

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, making up 80-85% of all cases. It typically grows and spreads more...

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National Health Observances

Diabetes Myths

On behalf of the millions of Americans who live with or are at risk for diabetes, we are committed to dispelling common myths and misconceptions around this chronicdisease. Help us set...

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Exercise National Health Observances

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes Regardless of the type of diabetes you have, regular physical activity is important for your overall health and wellness. With type 1, it’s very important...

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National Health Observances

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week – Nov 20 – 26

Your esophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not...

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Health & Disease Prevention

The simplest of things can make all the difference.

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This simple change can help prevent obesity.

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Exercise

Exercising in the Heat May Not Be Helping You Get Results

Here’s your excuse to forgo the sweltering weather and work out inside today. Not only is exercising in a hot climate unpleasant, preliminary research from the University of Nebraska at...

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Exercise

“Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.”– Joe Clark

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Health & Disease Prevention

While it may seem appealing to engage in multiple habits at one time, focusing on one simple habit at a time may lead to greater behavior change. (British Journal of General Practice)

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Moving When Young May Strengthen the Adult Brain

  Being active in youth may change the inner workings of brain cells much later in life and sharpen some types of thinking, according to a remarkable new neurological study...

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“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”– Josiah Gilbert Holland

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Eating in Sync with Your Body Clock May Help Curb Fat Gain

(Reuters Health) – Timing meals relative to your own body clock, rather than to the time of day, may affect how lean you are, researchers suggest. Studies have shown that...

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“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

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Exercise

A recent study shows that HIIT proves better than other types of exercise at improving cellular health. (Cell Metabolism)

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8 Secrets of Fit Business Travelers

It’s easy to fall off track when traveling for work. Not only must you break from a home routine that hopefully keeps you happy and healthy, but you’re also faced...

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Health & Disease Prevention

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” St. Jerome

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

According to recent research, women who regularly complete marathons have less coronary plaque buildup—and therefore a lower risk of stroke or heart attack—than sedentary women. (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise)

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How Exercise Could Help You Learn a New Language

Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning. A new study reports that working out during a language...

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Now is the only time there is.

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Researchers recently found that Pokémon Go players were twice as likely to walk at least 10,000 steps per day as they were before downloading the app. (Duke University in North Carolina)

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Nutrition Nutrition Guidelines

5 of the Most Deceptive Claims at the Grocery Store:

You may see “good for you assurances” on foods that aren’t, well, good for you. Here’s what to look out for. I love going to the grocery store: I could...

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To be content means you realize you contain what you seek. –Alan Cohen

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Understand Your Risk for Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest may be caused by almost any known heart condition. Most cardiac arrests occur when the diseased heart’s electrical system malfunctions, producing an abnormal rhythm such as ventricular tachycardiaor ventricular fibrillation. Some...

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Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health Conditions A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day....

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Oral health: A window to your overall health

Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics

Your smile depends on simple dental care habits, such as brushing and flossing. But are you using the right techniques? Follow these steps to protect your oral health. Brushing for...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

Eye Injury Facts and Myths

Eye Injury Facts and Myths Men are more likely to sustain an eye injury than women. Most people believe that eye injuries are most common on the job — especially in the...

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National Health Observances

Eye Safety at Home

Believe it or not, the average home is full of dangers that often go unnoticed. In fact, accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year. Ninety percent...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Breast Cancer?

Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. You can’t change some factors, such as getting older or your family history, but you can...

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Health & Disease Prevention National Health Observances

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Breast Cancer?

Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. You can’t change some factors, such as getting older or your family history, but you can...

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Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. –Stephen R. Covey

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Want to Better Comply with Dietary Guidelines, and Save Money? Cook Dinner At Home: http://bit.ly/2p9qzUZ

The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, new research shows, and cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as financially....

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Exercise

According to recent research, having more muscle mass makes physical activity feel easier. (International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance)

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It’s not about time, but about choices. How are you spending your choices? Beverly Abamo

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Why Exercise May Be More Important than Body Fat

Keeping body fat in check and getting plenty of exercise are both proven ways to improve health. But the latter may help you recover faster after a stroke, a new...

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Health & Disease Prevention Nutrition

Eating a handful of nuts a day can cut your risk of dying from respiratory disease by about 50 percent. (BMC Medicine)

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Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. –Susan Gale

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Exercise Health & Disease Prevention

Over 50 and Want to Boost Brain Health? You Should Exercise, Study Says:

You might want to gift your parent or grandparent a sweatband soon, because exercise could confer significant benefits on the aging brain, according to a new study. Specifically, people ages...

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20 Reasons to Exercise Outdoors

Taking your workout outdoors can yield major results. Think outside the gym. With warm weather finally peeking out from behind winter’s shadow and those dark days turning into sunny ones,...

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Exercise

According to recent research, running for 30 minutes a day won’t wreck your knees—in fact, it may age-proof them. (Brigham Young University)

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Champions keep playing until they get it right. –Billie Jean King

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National Health Observances

Love your Heart! February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women. Someone has a heart attack every 43 seconds Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer...

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Nutrition

Super Foods That Burn Fat

1. Tomatoes 2. Oranges 3. Oats 4. Spices 5. Sweet Potatoes 6. Apples 7. Nuts 8. Quinoa 9. Beans 10. Egg Whites 11. Grapefoot 12. Chicken Breast 13. Bananas 14....

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Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

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National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Drinking and Driving A Threat to Everyone   112M Adults reported drinking and driving about 112 million times in 2010. 85% 85% of drinking and driving episodes were reported by...

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Nutrition

Fruits & Veggies: Add more to your diet!

Fruits and Vegetables Fresh, filling and heart-healthy, fruits and vegetables are an important part of your overall healthy eating plan. They are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber and low in...

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