• Tick and mosquito bites

    Tick and mosquito bites

    Spending time together outdoors is good for the whole family. Don’t let bug bites ruin your fun. Most bug bites are harmless, but some mosquitoes and ticks spread viruses and bacteria that can make you sick. Some of these viruses and bacteria are very serious – and may be deadly. Mosquitoes spread viruses like Zika, West

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  • Junk Food and stress

    Junk Food and stress

    Up there with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other major risk factors for heart disease, is stress. Studies have shown that anxiety, depression and other negative emotional states may help pave the way for heart disease by disturbing normal blood flow through the heart, causing arrhythmias (heart beats that are too fast, too slow

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  • Different types of fats

    Different types of fats

    The FDA regulations allow manufacturers of any food product with less than 0.5g of trans fat to list “0g” on the nutrition label. With that much leeway, it’s hard to know exactly how much trans fat you’re eating. For example, just two tablespoon servings of a margarine containing partially hydrogenated oils, but labeled 0g trans

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  • Obesity and health risk

    Obesity and health risk

    Do You Know Some of the Health Risks of Being Overweight? Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. If you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child. What kinds of health problems are linked

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  • Exercise

    Exercise

    Why is Exercise Important? Have you ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? It’s true! If you don’t use your body, you will surely lose it. Your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won’t function efficiently. And your joints will be stiff and easily injured. Inactivity is as much

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  • Check-Ups Important

    Check-Ups Important

    Why are Check-Ups Important? Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.

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  • Protect Your Heart

    Protect Your Heart

    Although you lack the power to change some risk factors — such as family history, sex or age — there are some key heart disease prevention steps you can take to reduce your risk. You can avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today.   Drink coffee Coffee has long been

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  • Low sodium food

    Low sodium food

    Sodium is found naturally in foods, but a lot of it is added during processing and preparation. Many foods that do not taste salty may still be high in sodium. Large amounts of sodium can be hidden in canned, processed and convenience foods. To lower the amount of sodium in your diet, follow these tips

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  • Reduce Stroke Tips

    Reduce Stroke Tips

    Strokes affect middle-aged women more than men. Lower your risk by being aware of stroke causes like anger, depression, migraines & heart palpitations. 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 your blood pressure

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  • Healthy Habits For Your Children

    Healthy Habits For Your Children

    At a time when kids are maturing emotionally and physically, it’s important to set up good nutrition habits for the future. Help your child – and your whole family – eat healthy and stay physically active. The healthy habits your child learns now can last a lifetime. What can I do to help my child

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  • Benefits of Taking an Aspirin Every Day

    Benefits of Taking an Aspirin Every Day

      Taking aspirin every day can lower your risk for heart attack, stroke, and colorectal cancer. For most people, aspirin is safe. But it’s not right for everyone. Ask your doctor about taking aspirin every day if you are age 50 to 59 and you have any of these heart disease risk factors: Smoking High

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  • Valentines

    Valentines

    Make A Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine’s Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy. Prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke. Limit alcohol use. Maintain a healthy weight. Be active. Eat healthy.   Be food-conscious. Consider

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