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

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

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

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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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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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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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Start your day with intention!

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

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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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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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Dig deep.

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Get after that afterburn!

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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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How are you living?

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Need some motivation?

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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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Do you foam roll? Why or why not?

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Sweet sizzlin’ green beans and crispy shallots, anyone?

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Which one are you?

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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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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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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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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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The simplest of things can make all the difference.

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This simple change can help prevent obesity.

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

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

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

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

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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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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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