February 9-15 is Heart Failure Awareness Week! Congestive Heart Failure occurs when the heart doesn’t pump blood the way it should, and there are more than 200,000 cases of it every year in the US. The good news is, according to the CDC, 80% of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, are preventable by reducing the…

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Do you feel like your habits are perpetuating a negative cycle? Do you have a hard time not “crossing the line?” How are your relationships and mental health doing?    It’s the beginning of a new decade, and we encourage you to come face to face with these questions. The new year is the perfect time…

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As heat waves say goodbye and cold fronts roll in, so do the sniffles, unfortunately. Along with all the fun festivities the fall and winter seasons bring, they also bring flu season. No one wants fever, aches, and pains to disrupt the holidays, so take action to avoid it this year by getting the flu…

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The United States is in the middle of an addiction epidemic. Addiction is a disease, and nearly 20.5 million Americans suffer from it. Shockingly, more people died in 2015 from drug overdoses than car accidents, and almost 88,000 people died that same year from alcohol-related causes. Out of all those deaths, only about 10 percent…

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How much do you know about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Although those are popular words we often hear, two out of three people globally believe there is little to no understanding of dementia in their country. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) founded the annual September campaign, World Alzheimer’s Month, to raise awareness for dementia and challenge the…

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Breastfeeding is perhaps the most natural way a mother can connect with her baby, but plenty of moms and moms-to-be are still in the dark about the best ways to care for themselves and their little ones during this intimate, nurturing experience. That is why we want to take the time to spread knowledge on…

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When someone mentions arthritis, we may imagine an older person or relative rubbing their hands, arms, feet or legs, trying to find some relief from the constant swelling, redness, and pain. Unfortunately, this disease is not limited to just older adults. Nearly 300,000 children under the age of 16 suffer from juvenile arthritis (JA), also…

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that develops in some people after extremely traumatic events, such as combat, crime, an accident, or natural disaster. About 8% percent of people in the U.S will experience PTSD. What are the Symptoms of PTSD? Symptoms can start within one month or several years after…

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Summer break is almost here, and kids everywhere are getting excited for long days outside and months without homework. Whether it is playing neighborhood baseball games, camping outdoors, dips in the community pool, or any other favorite summer adventure, kids will be spending a lot of time in the hot summer sun. While this exposure…

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