• Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to

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  • Symptoms of Depression

    Symptoms of Depression

    Common symptoms of depression include guilt, irritability, and having a feeling of sadness that won’t go away. Being in a “blue mood” sometimes is a normal part of life. If you lose a loved one or are laid off from your job, it is natural to be sad. When you have depression symptoms because of a stress that has

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  • National Childhood Obesity Month

    National Childhood Obesity Month

    One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to

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  • Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Eat healthy. Get active. Stay at a healthy weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) and blood pressure.

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  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes (“dy-ah-BEE-teez”) is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like: Blindness Nerve damage Kidney disease Heart disease Stroke The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes, including: Watching your weight Eating healthy

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  • Exercise To Relieve Stress

    Exercise To Relieve Stress

    Feeling anxious? Everyone responds to stress in different ways, but we all have one thing in common: Regular exercise reduces the harmful effects of stress. Stress affects each of us in different ways. Road rage, sleeping too much or too little, bingeing on TV or comfort foods, drinking more alcohol than usual, procrastinating, or chewing

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  • Staying active

    Staying active

    Physical activity is good for people of all ages. Staying active can help: Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer Improve your strength and balance so you can prevent injuries and stay independent Reduce symptoms of depression Improve your ability to think, learn, and make decisions Before

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  • Sunburns

    Sunburns

    Sunburns are becoming more common among U.S. adults. Sunburns aren’t just uncomfortable – they also can be dangerous. Getting sunburned even once can make you more likely to get skin cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With the summer season starting, it’s time to brush up on sun protection. The CDC

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  • Tips for your heart

    Tips for your heart

    Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC. Even better? You don’t have to work on all of these steps at once. Even if you improve just one or two of these areas, you can make yourself less likely to get heart disease. Of course, the more

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  • August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. August is an ideal time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on vaccines before heading back to school and to plan ahead to receive flu vaccine.Getting vaccinated is an easy

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  • Physical

    Physical

    No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos: Shopping for school supplies Filling out permission forms Scheduling your child’s yearly pediatric well-child visit While it may not seem as urgent, a yearly physical exam by your family’s pediatrician is an important part of your child’s health

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  • Healthy Cooking

    Healthy Cooking

    To lower your risk of heart disease or to manage your existing disease, try these tips for preparing meals. Limit Saturated and Trans Fat Select lean cuts of beef and pork, especially cuts with “loin” or “round” in their name. Cut back on processed meats high in saturated fat, such as hot dogs, salami and

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