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Why Your Teen Needs the Meningitis Vaccine

Why Your Teen Needs the Meningitis Vaccine

How much do you know about meningitis? April 24th is World Meningitis Day, so we would like to share the basics about this disease and underscore the importance of having your teen vaccinated. The sooner you can begin to protect …

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Get the Facts about Sarcoidosis

Get the Facts about Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a disease that causes massive inflammation to the organs. It begins when a grouping of cells form together in clumps and greatly affect how that organ performs. Since April is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, we’ve put together a …

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Measurements or Weight: Which Is More Important?

Measurements or Weight: Which Is More Important?

A personal body image is something that most people take very seriously and are quite sensitive about. You hear often through news media about a certain sized waist that is ideal or a certain body weight to maintain. You might …

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Check Those Labels: Food Additives You Can Do Without

Check Those Labels: Food Additives You Can Do Without

For years food additives have been used to preserve the shelf life of foods, as well as enhance flavors. While these food additives are legal and used in hundreds of food items, there are many that you should generally avoid when …

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Preparing for Your Next Annual Checkup

Preparing for Your Next Annual Checkup

Annual checkups are an important part of healthy living. They provide for continuity of care and give your doctor the chance to detect potential problems early, when treatment options are typically both more plentiful and more successful. To make the …

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Your Breakfast: Is It as Healthy as It Could Be?

Your Breakfast: Is It as Healthy as It Could Be?

With coffee shops and fast food restaurants on nearly every corner during your morning commute, it’s tempting to indulge in a high-calorie donut or greasy egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. However, eating a healthy breakfast, as opposed to one …

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Making Resolutions You Can Keep

Making Resolutions You Can Keep

The holidays are a joyful time of year, loaded with food and drinks. That may be why so many people decide to change their ways come January—once the holidays are over! New Year’s resolutions are incredibly common, but whether or …

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Making Healthy Food Choices During the Holidays

Making Healthy Food Choices During the Holidays

Ah, the holidays. Turkeys, hams, casseroles, and sugar cookies are just a few of the many tempting treats that will be placed before you. It’s easy to overindulge when faced with foods that you don’t eat very often, but eating …

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Alcohol: Knowing Your Limits

Alcohol: Knowing Your Limits

The holiday season is upon is, and as your schedule fills up with dinners, office parties and social gatherings, it’s important to be aware of your alcohol intake. There is a point when having a few becomes a few too …

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Time to Quit Smoking!

Time to Quit Smoking!

Looking for yet another reason to kick the habit? There are plenty, including the fact that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s the scoop on what you should know and what you can do. What You Should Know • …

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