192017Jan
HEALTHY LIVING:  Acne Prevention

HEALTHY LIVING: Acne Prevention

In the United States, more than three million people suffer from a common skin infection, also known as acne. Acne is a skin condition that involves oil glands at the base of hair follicles and can appear on the face, back, chest, and other areas on the body. A few self-help tips to help prevent…

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132017Jan
HEALTHY LIVING:  Weight-Loss Resolutions

HEALTHY LIVING: Weight-Loss Resolutions

In 2017, 42 percent of American made New Year’s resolutions. Nearly one quarter of  resolutions were weight related. Approximately 37 percent of people in their 20s will reach their goal and 16 percent of people older than 50 will reach their goal. Although New Year’s resolutions are for personal health, they can sometimes be difficult…

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102017Jan
HEALTHY LIVING:  Preventing Peanut Allergies

HEALTHY LIVING: Preventing Peanut Allergies

A study suggests the most effective way to help children avoid developing a peanut allergy is to introduce them to peanut-based products early in life. The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) Study concluded that introducing children to peanut-based products early in life had an 80-percent peanut-allergy prevention rate for young children. The LEAP study created three categories…

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292016Dec
HEALTHY LIVING:  Alcohol Safety

HEALTHY LIVING: Alcohol Safety

New Year’ Eve is a time to celebrate the of end of a year and welcome in a new one with family and friends, but it is also a popular day for alcohol consumption. Before you drink this New Year’s Eve, be aware of the tips for drinking listed below. Make sure to have a designated…

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192016Dec
HEALTHY LIVING:  Travel Safety

HEALTHY LIVING: Travel Safety

The holiday season is a popular travel time for many people. Even with the numerous plans throughout the holiday season, travel safety should always be a top priority. For safe travel this holiday season, follow the holiday-travel tips below. Check the weather forecast:  Become familiar with the route you are traveling and plan around potentially…

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122016Dec
HEALTHY LIVING:  Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs

HEALTHY LIVING: Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic joint inflammation. Symptoms usually occur on both sides of the body and tend to come and go periodically. Signs of rheumatoid arthritis usually include: Unusual fatigue Morning stiffness Joint stiffness Joint pain Minor joint swelling Slight fever Numbness and tingling sensation Decrease in range of motion…

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92016Dec
HEALTHY LIVING:  Recognizing Concussions

HEALTHY LIVING: Recognizing Concussions

A concussion is a traumatic head injury. This head injury is usually caused by a blow or jolt to the head and affects the brain’s function. Since concussions have been a recent topic for contact sports and physical activity, it is important to know the signs and symptoms. Concussion symptoms include: Frequent headaches or neck pain Difficulty…

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282016Oct
HEALTHY LIVING:  Trick-or-Treat Safety

HEALTHY LIVING: Trick-or-Treat Safety

Trick or treat is a custom that involves children traveling from house to house asking for treats, like candy, but child safety should always be a primary concern. SPOOKY STATISTICS ONLY 1/3 of parents talk to their kids about Trick-or-treat safety, but ¾ of parents report having fear for their children’s safety while Trick or…

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242016Oct
HEALTHY LIVING:  De-Escalating Debates

HEALTHY LIVING: De-Escalating Debates

The American Psychological Association reports that half of U.S. adults are stressed by the 2016 presidential election. Since the 2016 presidential election is heating up, political debates among American citizens are heating up, as well. Election years allow presidential candidates to voice their viewpoints and opinions regarding the United States’ well-being. It’s also a time…

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212016Oct
HEALTHY LIVING:  Subtle Stressors

HEALTHY LIVING: Subtle Stressors

Everyone strives to live a happy and healthy life, but many of us create stress without realizing it. Below are seven subtle stressors people do daily. EATING A DOUGHNUT FOR BREAKFAST Give more thought about your daily breakfast choices. A doughnut (simple carbohydrate) is not an efficient energy source to start out your day. Simple…

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142016Oct
HEALTHY LIVING:  Nutrition Myths

HEALTHY LIVING: Nutrition Myths

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be hard, but knowing nutrition myths can ease the stress. MYTH: Eating smaller portions throughout the day will boost your metabolism. • Consuming smaller meal portions throughout the day WILL NOT boost your metabolism. • Don’t skip meals and eat three nutritious meals daily to get the nutrients required for…

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102016Oct
HEALTHY LIVING:  Sleep Tips

HEALTHY LIVING: Sleep Tips

Nearly 40 percent of adults experience daytime sleepiness or have trouble falling asleep at night. Feel better rested in the morning by…: Maintaining a consistent day-to-day schedule. Reducing caffeine consumption. Turning off all computers and televisions in and around your sleep area. Not going to bed with a full stomach. Not going to bed with…

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