Category Archives: General Health Information

Overall health information

Be prepared for flu season

Influenze, or Flu, is a serious respiratory illness. It is easily spread from person to person and can lead to severe complications, even death. We ALL are at risk for getting and spreading the flu. Having the flu may keep … Continue reading

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September is Cholesterol Awareness Month

What you need to know about high blood cholesterol High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. In fact, the higher your cholesterol, the greater the risk of developing heart disease or having a heart … Continue reading

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S-T-R-E-T-C-H

Loosen up with gentle, simple S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S! Before you start exercising, you may find it helpful to stretch you muscles. Proper stretching will increase your flexibility and minimize your chances of pulling a muscle. By following this simple routine, you can … Continue reading

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Types of Exercise

Types of Exercise A comprehensive physical activity routine includes three kinds of activities: Aerobic Exercise Strength Training Flexibility Exercises You should also look for additional ways to be active throughout the day. See our tips below for ideas to be more active throughout the … Continue reading

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Myths about Diabetes

There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate … Continue reading

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May is National Lupus Awareness Month

The aim of Lupus Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate others about this life changing disease. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. In a healthy immune system, the body produces antibodies which destroy unhealthy cells such as bacteria, viruses … Continue reading

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Salt and High Blood Pressure

Americans consume too much sodium. High sodium consumption raises blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.1 Heart disease and stroke are the nation’s first and third leading causes of death.2   Salt … Continue reading

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May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Designated by the American Academy of Dermatology, National Melanoma Skin Cancer Prevention Month aims to raise awareness about skin cancer, increasing the chances of early detection so treatments can be given early. It’s vital that skin cancers such as melanoma, … Continue reading

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This is National Nurses Week

Supported by the American Nurses Association, National Nurses Week celebrates nurses and their role in society. The week also helps to raise awareness about nursing as a possible career choice and also to educate the public about the kind of … Continue reading

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Melanoma Monday!

The aim of Melanoma Monday is to raise awareness about melanoma. Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer in which cells within moles on the skin becoming malignant (cancerous) and can spread rapidly to other areas of the body … Continue reading

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