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Learn Facts And Spread Awareness Celebrating World COPD Day

Posted by Staff on November 13, 2017

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a medical term used to describe progressive lung diseases. The diseases that fall under this umbrella term include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, non-reversible asthma, and certain forms of bronchiectasis.

The main symptom of COPD is increased breathlessness. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States. There have been over 11 million people diagnosed with COPD and many more have it, they just don't know it yet. This is because these people believe that their increased breathlessness is a normal part of aging.

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Topics: COPD

Food for Thought: Tips for Healthy Family Dinners

Posted by Staff on October 25, 2017

Do you have a hard time coming up with dinner ideas? What if your child struggles with childhood obesity? Then you may feel even more pressure and stress to plan and prepare healthy meals. You may start the month out by planning a week of dinners to make when everyone gets home, with the best intentions to continue, only to get to the middle of week two and realize you’re out of anything and everything to even invent a new pasta dish or a creative grilled cheese sandwich – let alone fresh fruit and veggies to make it healthy.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Childhood Obesity

How To Avoid Spreading The Flu

Posted by Staff on October 09, 2017

It's officially flu season and the last thing you want to do is get the flu or spread the flu to someone else. Learn tips to stay healthy, how to recognize the flu, and where you can get a flu vaccination.

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Topics: Flu, Vaccines, Prevention

Why You Should Care About Air Quality if You Have COPD

Posted by Staff on September 25, 2017

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term that is used to describe progressive lung diseases including: Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, non-reversible asthma, and certain forms of bronchitis. Learn why it's important to pay attention to the air quality each day if you suffer from COPD.

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Topics: COPD

It's Flu Vaccination Time!

Posted by Staff on September 11, 2017

Flu season occurs between September and May. When flu season kicks up, it's easy for the disease to be passed from one person to another.

 

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Topics: Flu, Vaccines

Back to School Flu Prevention Tips for Parents

Posted by Staff on August 28, 2017

Reading, writing, arithmetic and…the flu? Yep, back to school means back to being exposed to a variety of germs that can often lead to the flu. Getting the flu is extremely unpleasant, as you may know, so you should do what you can to make sure your family is safe from it. So….what should you do?

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Topics: Cold and Flu

What You Should Do to Help Prepare Your Child for a Sports Physical

Posted by Staff on August 11, 2017

Basketball, field hockey, soccer, football, or volleyball -- all things that unite classmates within the school, city, and maybe even state! Your child has practiced all summer, joined rec teams, and studied all of the tricks. Tryouts will start early in the school year, so what could you be forgetting?

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Topics: Physicals

How to Talk to Your Kids About Childhood Obesity

Posted by Staff on July 31, 2017

Little Peggy comes home from school, but she doesn’t tell her mom about her day, instead she heads to the living room and watches the TV. She doesn’t ask to have any friends over, or if she can go over to a friend’s house; not the typical attitude of an elementary schooler. Her mom doesn’t know how to respond, so she offers her an after-school snack: cookies and milk – Peggy’s favorite.

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Topics: Childhood Obesity

What You Need To Know About Exercising With COPD

Posted by Staff on July 19, 2017

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term that describes a variety of progressive lung diseases, including asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and non-reversible asthma. This condition causes:

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Topics: COPD

Could Your Seasonal Allergies Be Something More Serious?

Posted by Staff on June 30, 2017

It’s the time of year where you don’t think twice about your sneezing, sinus pressure, runny nose, or that tickle in your throat because they’re all signs of seasonal allergies, right? Well, maybe not. We tend to associate certain symptoms with certain times of year, but you may be misdiagnosing yourself.

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Topics: Allergies

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