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Tips to Make Healthier Choices and Still Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Meal

Posted by Staff on November 22, 2021

Sitting down at Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie starting back at you is no time to decide you’re going to be healthy. But, you’d also like to avoid the food coma that inevitably happens each year and lands you on the couch, groaning from discomfort for the rest of the night.

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle

Small Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by Staff on November 15, 2021

Prediabetes is a serious health condition that puts you at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes affects more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults—that’s 88 million people—but most people don’t know they have it. The good news is that by making healthy lifestyle changes, it is possible to manage or reverse prediabetes and prevent it from turning into type 2 diabetes.

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Topics: Diabetes, Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention

It's Flu Vaccination Time!

Posted by Staff on November 03, 2021

Getting a flu shot can help protect yourself and others from the seasonal flu. Much of the focus has been on getting the Covid-19 vaccine, so many people may have forgotten the importance of also getting a flu shot. Since last year's flu season had a low number of cases, it's possible that this year could be more serious.

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Topics: Flu, Vaccines

Quick Guide: What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Posted by Staff on October 15, 2021

There are things you should know to understand what breast cancer is, know your chances for getting it, and how to find it early. Finding breast cancer early is critical because when it is found early, it is easier to treat. Read to learn more about the common symptoms of breast cancer and the best way many women find breast cancer early.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Breast Cancer

How to Achieve Healthy Aging

Posted by Staff on September 30, 2021

It’s never too late to start improving your physical, mental, or social well-being. Healthy aging is all about improving yourself at your current stage of life. It’s often easy to get bogged down by thinking about the negative aspects of aging, but what if we changed that thinking and celebrated aging by encouraging each other to try something new, follow our passions, and truly focus on our health and what makes us happiest?

No longer does aging have to be about retirement, slowing down or a decreased quality of life. Instead, aging is a mindset. They are the called the golden years for a reason, and by developing healthy habits they just may be the best years of your life! Here are some tips for healthy aging.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Senior Citizens

What You Can Do at Home to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Posted by Staff on September 15, 2021

Childhood obesity has many contributing factors, but there are ways that parents and caregivers can help at home to make sure kids are taught good habits and can make informed choices when it comes to what they’re eating.

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Tips for an Easy Transition Back to School

Posted by Staff on August 23, 2021

As a new school year begins for kids of all ages, it can be hard to transition from a summertime schedule to a back to school routine. Especially this fall, as many kids are back in school after a year of remote learning or a hybrid schedule. Parents and kids will benefit from a consistent routine designed to build good habits, reduce stress, ease anxiety, and keep everyone moving forward as efficiently as possible.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle

Get Vaccinated! August is National Immunization Month

Posted by Staff on August 02, 2021

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are protected against serious diseases by getting caught up on routine vaccination.

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Topics: Vaccines, Prevention, News

Best Practices to Stay Healthy & Hydrated

Posted by Staff on July 14, 2021

The summer heat is in full force, which means it’s even more important to keep your body hydrated. We all know that we need water to survive, but do you know how much water you should be drinking every day for optimal health? There are a lot of voices out there telling us what kind of water to drink and how much to drink each day. But how do you know which voices to listen to? We did some research of our own and came up with the best practices to keep you healthy and hydrated.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle

How to Recognize and Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Posted by Staff on June 28, 2021

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: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physical Activity

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