Schedule Your Flu Shot Today

Schedule Your Flu Shot Today

It’s almost Fall, and health officials are beginning their yearly push to convince everyone to get the latest version of the flu shot. You may be wondering, “is it really important to get the flu shot and is it worth the hassle?” Every doctor or nurse will tell you “yes,” but you might still have…

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide is an important public health issue, so we wanted to bring awareness this month, which happens to be ‘National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.’  While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, suicide prevention awareness month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. Suicidal thoughts, much…

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Healthy Living:  Back Acne Prevention

Healthy Living: Back Acne Prevention

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States affecting more than 50 million people. Back acne is caused by the body producing excess oil due to rising hormone levels in the blood and dead skin cells that do not shed properly on the back. You can reduce back acne breakouts by: Wearing…

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Healthy Living:  Morning Sickness Tips

Healthy Living: Morning Sickness Tips

Morning sickness affects more than half of pregnant women due to elevated estrogen levels, low blood sugar, and a heightened sense of smell. Follow the tips below to minimize the symptoms of morning sickness. Receive plenty of sleep Get out of bed slowly Avoid eating fatty and/or spicy foods, as well as caffeine Eat smaller…

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Healthy Living:  Sunscreen Tips

Healthy Living: Sunscreen Tips

Sunscreen keeps your skin safe from the sun and lowers the chance of getting pre-cancerous skin lesions, tumors, and melanoma. Follow the suggestions below to keep you and your loved ones safe from the sun. Apply sunscreen around every TWO hours Use sunscreens between SPF 15 to 150 Reapply more frequently after sweating or swimming…

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Healthy Living:  Sciatica Symptoms

Healthy Living: Sciatica Symptoms

Sciatica is an underlying medical condition that can originate from lumbar herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis. Sciatica usually begins with leg pain in the lower back that travels through the buttocks toward the sciatic nerve in the legs. Common sciatica symptoms include: Constant leg pain in one side of the buttock…

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Healthy Living:  Diet Journals

Healthy Living: Diet Journals

Dieters who use diet journals and track their food intake typically lose the more weight and maintain a healthy weight for a longer time period than those who don’t. Typically, dieting and maintaining a food journal is not always easy. Although packaged foods are easy to read and list, diet journals become more difficult to…

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Healthy Living:  Sclerotherapy

Healthy Living: Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a procedure performed by a vascular surgeon to treat spider veins and varicose veins. A vascular surgeon performing sclerotherapy utilizes a small needle to inject a salt solution into the visibly affected veins. After the solution is injected, the treated veins turn into scar tissue, which make the affected veins less visible. During…

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Healthy Living:  Diabetic Foot Care

Healthy Living: Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetics are at higher risk of developing foot complications due to prolonged periods of high blood sugar, which can come in the form of diabetic neuropathy or peripheral arterial disease. For healthy feet, follow the 10 foot-health tips below. Examine your feet daily for any changes or injuries. Wash your feet daily to keep them…

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Healthy Living:  Common Exercise Errors

Healthy Living: Common Exercise Errors

Exercise is vital to living a long and healthy life, but several exercise errors can stymie progress. To create an effective workout regimen, avoid the seven exercise errors listed below. Avoid not keeping a workout journal/log. Keeping a workout journal tracks progress and the correct time to move to a more difficult workout level. Also,…

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Healthy Living:  Stair Walking

Healthy Living: Stair Walking

A University of Georgia study recommends stair walking as a substitute for caffeine. After an insufficient amount of sleep, people typically turn to caffeinated beverages, but a study suggests that a 10-minute walk up and down the stairs might be more beneficial. The study used participants who consistently received less than 6.5 hours of sleep…

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