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How to Recognize and Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Posted by Staff on June 24, 2022

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

What to Do if You Think You Have a Mental Health Condition

Posted by Staff on May 27, 2022

We all experience levels of stress, sadness, depression, anxiety and other emotions in our lives. They are part of who we are as human beings and our natural way of responding to situations. But as many as 1 in 5 people are affected by these expected behaviors and responses turning into a mental health condition. The signs of mental illness are not always obvious, and each mental health condition has its own symptoms. It’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms and to know how to help yourself or someone else who is suffering.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Mental Health

Tips to Try Every Day to Make Your Heart a Priority

Posted by Staff on February 01, 2022

Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep can all benefit your heart. And that’s a good thing, because heart disease is largely preventable and focusing on improving your heart health has never been more important.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Heart Health

Why It's Not Too Late to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

Posted by Staff on December 08, 2021

The holidays are here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading flu and other respiratory viruses as people resume travel and gather with family and friends. National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 5-11) is an important reminder to check off one thing no one should go through the holiday season without: a flu vaccine.

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Topics: Flu, Vaccines, Prevention

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

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

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

Men's Health Month: Prostate Health & Screening

Posted by Staff on June 03, 2021

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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Topics: Prevention, Men's Health

Why Sleep is Important to Your Overall Health

Posted by Staff on March 15, 2021

We’ve all the heard the phrase, “I can sleep when I’m dead!” Well, the fact of the matter is, if you aren’t getting adequate sleep, you might be doing just that! Sleep deficiency can lead to physical and mental health problems, injuries, loss of productivity, and even a greater risk of death. But, the good news is that better sleep can increase your overall health and well-being. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, we want to make sure you know why sleep is important to your overall health and how you can improve your sleep quality.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Sleep

How to Have a Healthier Holiday Season During Covid-19

Posted by Staff on December 22, 2020

The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are just around the corner. While normally a time to gather with family and reconnect with friends, it’s looking very different this year for most people. Wherever you live, your holiday plans are probably affected by Covid-19.

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Topics: Prevention, Covid-19

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