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What You Can Do to Speed Up Recovery From the Flu

Posted by Staff on November 02, 2018

The various forms of the flu can be debilitating when they strike, which is why it's so important to take proper care of yourself when recovering. 

So to help you out in this quest, we have compiled a list of the best ways to overcome your nasty flu symptoms this season.

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Topics: Flu, Cold and Flu, Vaccines

What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted by Staff on October 24, 2018

If you’re a woman and you’re getting older, you’re at risk of getting breast cancer. These are risk factors that you cannot change. In fact, most women who get breast cancer have no common risk factors or history of the disease in their families. However, there are still ways you can be proactive to keep yourself as healthy as possible as well as detect breast cancer early. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, here are some ways women can lower their risk of breast cancer.

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Topics: Prevention, Healthy Lifestyle

What Are Essential Vitamins and Why Do You Need Them?

Posted by Staff on October 08, 2018

Anybody who has tried to stay healthy has had to deal with the vast array of vitamins and minerals available on the market today. Ensuring that you eat healthily requires understanding the most important essential vitamins and where you can get them. Without this knowledge, your diet will be inefficient and potentially expensive. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle

It's Flu Vaccination Time!

Posted by Staff on September 19, 2018

Last year's flu season was a tough one! As flu season once again approaches, it's not too early to get your flu shot because when flu season kicks up, it's easy for the disease to be passed from one person to another. Start taking proper precautions now for you and your family by following the tips below and getting a flu shot.

 

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Topics: Flu, Vaccines

Eating Healthy at the Backyard BBQ

Posted by Staff on August 27, 2018

Summer and Fall are perfect grilling seasons in Northern California. Odds are, you'll be invited to plenty of backyard BBQs over the next few months, before we move into winter. If you are trying to eat healthy, a friend's BBQ can be a treacherous event for you to navigate. Cheeseburgers, sausages and two kinds of pie aren't exactly a well-rounded meal plan. So how do you keep your nutrition plan on track when you are not in control of the meal? We have pulled together some simple ideas for eating healthy at the backyard BBQ that will keep you from veering off course on your diet.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Nutrition

Back to School Health Hacks

Posted by Staff on August 13, 2018

It’s time to trade in your swimming suits for school supplies - back to school season is upon us! While many parents and caregivers are ready to get back into a routine again, actually doing so can take some time. The tips below can help you make healthy choices for your kids as you start the summer to classroom transition. 

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Nutrition

Steps to Stay Safe from Wildfire Smoke

Posted by Staff on July 27, 2018

It’s wildfire season in California and there’s one burning close to home. The Carr Fire is currently burning near Redding, California and its effects can be felt throughout many Northern California communities. The haze of smoke drifting into the valley can cause health problems such as eyes stinging, irritation of the respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases such as COPD. While older adults and children are most likely to be affected, it’s important for everyone to take necessary steps to stay as safe as possible from wildfire smoke. Below are suggested steps to take from the CDC.

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Topics: News, COPD

Tips to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

Posted by Staff on July 19, 2018

The sun is a powerful force and too much fun in the sun can lead to serious consequences. Experiencing a sunburn and the pain and peeling that follow is enough to know you want to avoid it ever happening again. It’s easy to remember to slather on the sunscreen during the summer months, but we often forget the importance of intentionally protecting our skin year-round.

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Topics: Prevention, Healthy Lifestyle

How to Recognize and Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Posted by Staff on June 22, 2018

The official start of summer brings the fun of outdoor activities, summer camps, vacations -- and high temperatures. It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of activities and a more relaxed routine, forgetting to take proper care of ourselves and our loved ones when the temperatures get into the triple digits. High temperatures combined with strenuous physical activity can lead to heat exhaustion. Luckily, with the right knowledge and precautions it’s completely preventable.

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Topics: Physical Activity, Prevention, Healthy Lifestyle

How to Deal With Severe Allergic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock)

Posted by Staff on June 07, 2018

When you or a loved one has a severe allergic reaction it can be frightening. Some allergic reactions are merely uncomfortable or inconvenient, while others can be life threatening. This type of reaction is called anaphylaxis and can cause the body to go into shock. Blood pressure drops and swelling occurs, creating difficulty breathing. In some cases this reaction can occur in a matter of a minute or two from the time of exposure to the allergen. So what can you do to help someone going into anaphylaxis?

 

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Topics: Prevention, Allergies

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