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Pneumococcal disease

Hillary Clinton recently experienced a bout with pneumonia – on a stage for all of the world to see. This incident has sparked a national conversation about the health of our politicians as well as the dangers of this common illness. Each year, thousands of people die from [...]

Gaining Peace of Mind

Do you find yourself thinking constantly about the negatives in your life? Do you lie awake at night reviewing your interactions of the day, wondering what you could have handled better? Are you constantly hypothesizing about things over which you have no control? Wouldn’t it be nice to [...]

Managing a Healthy Heart

Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attack, heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Get quality nutrition from healthy food sources Aim to eat a diet that’s rich in: Fruits Vegetables Whole-grain, high-fiber foods Fat-free and low-fat (1%) dairy [...]

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10 first aid hacks you need to know

Accidents can happen quickly, and if you’re on the playground, in the wilderness, or home alone, you may not have access to proper first aid. And while there’s no true substitute for expert medical care in serious situations, these healing shortcuts can be temporary — and sometimes lifesaving [...]

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Healthy Aging

I recently celebrated a birthday, and it got me thinking about healthy aging. Although I have fantastic genes (my great-grandmother lived to 102, and my grandmother just celebrated 100 1/2), I want to know that I can do my part for living a healthy life. My colleague, Jean [...]

Healthy Habits
Backpack Safety

It may only be August, but across the country, many of us are already in back-to-school mode. And if you’re shopping for school supplies, consider the backpack. Wearing an ill-fitting backpack can lead to myriad health issues: neck, back and/or shoulder pain; poor posture; and chronic pain. In fact, [...]

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Opioid addiction growing among seniors

By now, we’ve all read or heard about the opioid epidemic sweeping our country. Some of us may have a loved one who struggles with addiction. Some of us may have lost a loved one to the disease. What many of us may not know is that the [...]

Healthy Habits – April 2016 – Be on the watch for ticks

The illnesses read like an alphabet: anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia. Now that spring has sprung, we could all use a refresher on how to protect ourselves from these tick-borne diseases. In the northeast United States, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported on tick-borne [...]

Healthy Habits
Be on the watch for ticks

The illnesses read like an alphabet: anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia. Now that spring has sprung, we could all use a refresher on how to protect ourselves from these tick-borne diseases. In the northeast United States, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported on tick-borne illness. [...]