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The Best Ways to Fill Your Plate

The Best Ways to Fill Your Plate

By now you have probably seen the brightly colored plate icon released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. MyPlate is a handy reminder of what components each of your meals should have. You may remember that the old food pyramid …

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Staying Safe This Summer

Staying Safe This Summer

For many people, summer is a time to relax with family and enjoy the outdoors. Kids are out of school and families are going to the beach, taking vacations and participating in other summer activities. Visits to emergency rooms increase …

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Give Your Man a Nudge…to the Doctor!

Give Your Man a Nudge…to the Doctor!

It’s hard enough to unglue your hubby from the football game on TV, so how do you get him to go to the doctor? June is Men’s Health Month, and statistics show that on average men do not see their …

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Be Healthy after Bariatric Surgery

Be Healthy after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has helped many overweight people reach a healthy weight, but it is not a magic cure for instant weight loss. Bariatric surgery is just the beginning of a new healthy lifestyle that must be maintained. First months: After …

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Knowing the Risks for Stroke

Knowing the Risks for Stroke

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. These alarming statistics likely make you wonder who is at risk. Some risk factors for …

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Are You Still Smoking?

Are You Still Smoking?

We all understand that smoking isn’t healthy and that it is in our best interests to quit. But how many of us truly understand the risks of smoking? And if we do, is it enough to help us overcome the …

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Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention

As temperatures start to heat up and it becomes brighter and nicer outside, more people are heading outside to soak up the sun. Sitting by the pool, hiking, and attending festivals are great ways to enjoy a sunny day. However, …

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Top Tips for Managing Arthritis

Top Tips for Managing Arthritis

If you live with chronic arthritis, you probably know that you will need regular medication to reduce the painful inflammation and keep the disease from progressing. However, living a healthy lifestyle and being an active participant in your treatment will …

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When Physical Therapy Is Right for You

When Physical Therapy Is Right for You

Physical therapy is typically prescribed by a doctor to aid patients in their recovery from injury or surgery. It’s prescribed early in the recovery process because the longer you wait to begin, the harder it becomes to start and complete. …

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Cancer Prevention 101

Cancer Prevention 101

If you’re like most people, your life has been touched by cancer in some way. Perhaps a friend or family member has been diagnosed, or maybe you are a cancer patient yourself. While there are no surefire ways to prevent …

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