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The Importance of Proper Hand washing

Did you know that the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness week?  This campaign encourages adults to make proper handwashing a part of their everyday life and encourages parents to teach their children to do the same.

Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and people frequently touch these […]

By |December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Proper Hand washing

Don’t Let the Holidays Stress You Out!

We all have feelings of stress from time to time, but the holidays can kick that stress into high gear.  Overloaded schedules, decorating, family get-togethers and expensive gift lists can cause holiday stress levels to escalate. Stress can be unhealthy. So, what can you do to minimize some of these holiday stress inducers?

Make a […]

By |November 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Let the Holidays Stress You Out!

November is Eat Smart Month

The American Heart Association has designated November as Eat Smart Month and encourages Americans to take the first step to commit to healthier eating. But with November comes the season for holiday meals and sweet treats. This can make eating healthy this time of year a bit of a challenge.

But don’t worry. Try these tips to help […]

By |November 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on November is Eat Smart Month

Understanding and Managing Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month and a time to bring attention to the management of the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.

In adults, type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5% of all diagnosed cases while type 2 diabetes accounts for 95%.

In type 1 diabetes, the body does […]

By |November 5th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Understanding and Managing Diabetes

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

 

According to the Heart Rhythm Society, more than 350,000 deaths occur each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). To decrease the death toll from SCA, it is important to understand what SCA is, what the warning signs are, and how to respond to an SCA event.

People often use the term “heart attack” interchangeably with SCA, but […]

By |October 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Flu Shot Myths – DEBUNKED!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.3 million – 49.0 million illnesses, between […]

By |October 15th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Flu Shot Myths – DEBUNKED!

Breast Cancer FAQs

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a time to raise awareness about the importance of this disease and detecting it early. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime according to breastcancer.org. Because of this staggering statistic, we put together a list of frequently asked questions […]

By |October 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Breast Cancer FAQs

Don’t Let Fall Allergies Get You Down

A touch of fall is finally in the air (or at least around the corner), and the thought of spending more time in the cool autumn temps is very appealing. But with fall often comes the itchy eyes and skin, sneezing and nasal congestion of seasonal allergies.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & […]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Don’t Let Fall Allergies Get You Down

Preventing Childhood Obesity

Did you know that about 1 in 5 (19%) children in the United States are obese? September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health issue.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines childhood obesity as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or […]

By |September 17th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Preventing Childhood Obesity

Understanding Cholesterol

Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? It’s a perfect reminder to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high.

According to the CDC, more than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Understanding Cholesterol
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