Health & Wellness

Don’t Fry Day

May 27, 2016, the Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day”. The “Don’t Fry Day” campaign is meant to spread awareness of the relationship between sun exposure and skin cancer. According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, every hour one person dies of melanoma. With summer fast approaching, we all …

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How old do you feel?

How old do you feel? Even better, how about calculating how old your heart is…the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have developed an amazing tool, Heart Age Calculator, that allows you to calculate the age of your heart!

Of course this is only for those with no history of …

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Medication Inserts and Your Health

How many of us really read the medication insert provided each time we have a prescription filled? With each prescription filled, an insert describing the medication, side effects, and so forth accompanies the medication, but did you realize that these inserts change as new research for the medication uses are discover …

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Eat your eggs, drink your coffee! Just don’t add sugar to the coffee!

The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans are recommendations that our government updates every five years  and the newest updates have arrived with a few of the changes that are surprising.

Eat your eggs and be happy! There is no longer a limit on daily cholesterol intake. Although the daily limit has been banished, intake should …

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Exercise, Weight Loss, and Resolutions

Well, the New Year has begun and we find ourselves motivated to start on a positive note with resolutions we made.  A resolution is a promise one makes to himself/herself to engage in an act that is intended to lead to personal self-improvement. If it is too stressful, then chances are it …

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Wash your hands!!!

The simplest way to prevent transmission of illness is by washing your hands! It is reported that children, kindergarten through 12th grade, lose 38 million school days annually due to the flu virus. Sadly, another 22 million school days are lost due to colds. So here is a refresher on how to handle cold …

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Even Hippocrates Endorsed Walking

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” Hippocrates said this in the 300s BC as a groundbreaking physician. How amazing is it that this still applies today. Walking is an exercise that the majority of Americans can perform and it is one of the easiest to perform. So what does it take? Not much but the personal …

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Life Altering Incidents, Are You Prepared?

As we go about our daily lives, how often do we watch others experience sudden illnesses or incidents? This could be friends or distant relatives and we have compassion for their situations. But are you prepared if the worst happens to you or your immediate family? Experiencing a personal life altering illness or incident can …

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Never underestimate the power of basic soap and water

How often do we pull out our hand sanitizer as a short cut instead of washing our hands with soap and water? It is a trend in America that is not the best option for many reasons. As you know, hand washing with basic soap and water effectively prevents the spread of infection. Hand …

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