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Finding Joy During the Holidays

While some people truly enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, many more feel anxious, stressed, and depressed when faced with all that the Holi ...

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National Diabetes & Smoking Cessation Month

Diabetes can lead to serious health complications, and so can smoking. Learn how to manage, delay, or even prevent diabetes. Also, learn five steps to ...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, is a prevalent worldwide health problem. Let's learn the signs we should recognize.

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Being a Better Listener & Recognizing the Signs of Someone Who May Be Facing Suicide

Learn how to become a better listener and see those struggling with thoughts of suicide by recognizing the signs before it's too late.

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National Back to School Month: Setting Children Up for Success This School Year

The new school year will be here before you know it! Here are some suggestions to help make the transition back to school smooth.

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It's UV Safety Month! Increase Your UV Intelligence

While enjoying this time of year, remember to keep you and your family safe when you’re out in the sun and enjoying the pool, lake, or beach.

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Getting Outdoors

The health benefits of getting outdoors are valuable for both physical and mental health. Let’s talk about those benefits!

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The Importance of Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?

From arthritis to insulin to mood, Vitamin D plays an important role in your physical and mental well-being.

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10 Truths of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause various symptoms. Find out 10 truths of IBS.

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Fad Diets: How You Spot One & Knowing The Health Risks

It seems that there are fad diets at every turn, promising a quick fix for weight loss. Let's learn about fad diets and their health risks.

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Screenings: Heart Health & Cancer Prevention

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and American Heart Month. Heart health and cancer prevention share a lot of key factors.

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Thyroid Health

For Thyroid Awareness Month, let’s focus on the basics of thyroid health and the differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

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7 Creative Ways To Be Kind This Christmas

It’s that time of year for holiday cheer! Be creative in how you bring kindness and joy this holiday season with some tips and tricks.

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Feeling Alone in a Connected World

Advances in technology help us to stay connected to each other more than ever before. So then, why are people feeling so alone?

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Fitsgiving

Staying fit and healthy over the holidays is an attainable goal. Set yourself up for success and enjoy the blessings of family and friends!

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Diabetes & Lifestyle

Diabetes continues to be a significant health concern for many Americans. Learn how to manage/maintain your health through lifestyle change.

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Breast Cancer Education

Staying on top of breast health is one of the most important things women can do to decrease their risk of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Aw ...

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Understanding & Managing Stress

Feelings of stress are common, and certain amounts of stress are normal and beneficial. What we need to be mindful of is unmanaged stress. Check out t ...

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Importance of Flu Shots

Influenza vaccination is important and recommended yearly for everyone 6 months of age and older, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting a f ...

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Tips for Back-to-School

The 2021-2022 school year is quickly approaching and bringing with it unique challenges to parents, students, and school staff. This year, along with ...

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Gut Health and the Microbiome

Emerging research is discovering the valuable role the gut microbiome plays in metabolism, immune response, mental health, and more. Learn more about ...

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Staying Hydrated and Safe in the Sun

Summer has arrived and it is time to enjoy some sun and fun with your family and friends. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe this su ...

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Tips for Overcoming Loneliness

Living through a pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives, including the social norms we took for granted, like connecting with friends and fami ...

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Brain Health & Alzheimer’s Disease

Diet and lifestyle habits play a key role in how the brain ages. Incorporate these powerful lifestyle choices and habits for the most significant impa ...

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergy season can be an uncomfortable, if not miserable, time for many of us. Thankfully, there are proactive steps you can take to minimize your ex ...

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Colon Cancer Awareness

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, so staying up to date with the appropriate screening is im ...

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Lifestyle Choices to Improve Your Health

When it comes to improving your health, lifestyle choices are important because how you live influences your choices, and your choices impact your hea ...

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Make Healthy Habits

This year, to become the healthiest and happiest version of yourself, focus on creating healthy habits to achieve long-term goals instead of loading m ...

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Make Time to Slow Down

Changing your relationship with time is crucial to improving your overall health. Here's why taking time to slow down is good for you.

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Stress-free Holiday Season

This season, more than ever, we need to prioritize our health and well-being, not busyness. Try two or three of these tips to de-stress and unbusy yo ...

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Meal Planning

Meal planning can help decrease stress, steady blood sugars, increase energy, reduce skipped meals, save money, and minimize food waste. Here are fiv ...

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Practicing Gratitude

Studies show that practicing gratitude has many benefits to our overall health, including fueling positive emotions, helping us deal with adversity, a ...

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Sleep Hygiene

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for both physical and mental health. It can also improve mood, productivity, and overall quality of life. Pr ...

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Chronic High Blood Pressure

When a person's blood pressure reading is high at two or more separate appointments, the result is a Hypertension diagnosis. Unfortunately, Hypertens ...

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Hand Hygiene

The evidence is undisputed that strict adherence to hand hygiene reduces the risk of cross-transmission of infections. Learn proper hand washing tech ...

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Sun & Water Safety

Summertime often means more time outdoors, in the sun, and in and around water, and with it comes exposure to health risks like sunburn, heat-related ...

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Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than 5 million cases are diagnosed annually! It’s important to understand the facts ab ...

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Cholesterol Quick Facts

Like so many things, cholesterol is healthy at some levels and unhealthy at high levels. Good, balanced cholesterol is necessary for hormone productio ...

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Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance is a major feature of Type 2 diabetes, but there are usually no symptoms of insulin resistance until diabetes develops. Fortunatel ...

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Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans. It is important to learn the risk factors and skills for prevention in order to live a long ...

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S., but it doesn't have to be. If you are 50 or older, you’re at a higher risk for col ...

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Chronic Kidney Disease

30 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which is the gradual loss of kidney function. Learn the two main causes of CKD and one ...

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Artificial Sweeteners

There is growing evidence to suggest negative health effects related to the use of artificial sweeteners. Even those advertised as “all-natural” are ...

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6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

'Tis the season for extra calories, but you don’t have to drown in a sea of decadence. It is possible to carry on your hard-won victories in self-con ...

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting itself is not a “magic” fix. Rather, intermittent fasting and restricted eating windows may lead to weight loss if following this ...

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Comparing Popular Diets

Low-carb, Paleo and the "Keto" diet have gained popularity in the past few years. What are these diets and what are the pros and cons of each? We di ...

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Reducing Common Health Risks in Women

There are many steps you can take and ways that you can reduce your health risks, including your risk for developing the leading causes of death for w ...

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The Two Leading Causes of Death for Men

While genetics and family history often play a large role in determining your risks for certain diseases, there are many steps you can take and ways t ...

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Sun & Heat Safety

Heatstroke (aka: sunstroke) and Heat Exhaustion are illnesses caused by exposure to extreme heat. Heat exhaustion can progress into heatstroke, and if ...

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Hypertension

Hypertension is the diagnosis for someone who has chronically elevated blood pressure. This can be caused by a number of factors, most of which can be ...

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