Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Unfortunately, breast cancer has probably affected all of us in some way. With one in eight women receiving the diagnosis in their lifetime, it’s the most common cancer in American women. BCAM is a time for women to gather information, share their stories, and literally take health into their…

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The Benefits of Yoga

Inhale…Exhale… Let’s talk about stress relief. With everything going on in the world today, it can be hard not to feel anxious on a regular basis. But, with stress having such a negative effect on overall health, it’s important we learn the tools to help manage our feelings and decompress when needed.     One tool…

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What You Need to Know About CPR

Countless lives are saved every day by cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and it’s some of the most valuable knowledge you can have. This week on the blog, we’re covering the basics of CPR, including when and how to give it. When to use CPR If someone is not breathing, it’s time to perform CPR. CPR…

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Vegetables You Should Be Eating

Summer is in full swing, and we all want to look and feel our best. Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, the perfect time to up your veggie intake and diversify your palate! You know vegetables are good for you, but how? We’re breaking down what in-season vegetables offer which specific health benefits, complete…

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FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab), a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs approved under the accelerated approval pathway have proven to be more beneficial than what’s currently on the market for life-threatening illnesses. Considering Aduhelm is the first drug of its kind and the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved…

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Managing Allergies and Asthma

In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. With May being peak season for both allergies and asthma, it’s an opportune time to discuss the conditions that affect more than 65 million Americans. Allergens Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to allergens in…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a movement established in 1987 to encourage communities to talk about addiction openly and help reduce the stigma around alcoholism. After the year we’ve had, it’s common to feel like you’ve become lackadaisical with your discipline. Maybe you’ve packed on some quarantine pounds or haven’t picked your workout routine back…

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Coffee Culture – Caffeine Awareness Month

Does the warmth of a freshly brewed cup of coffee give you the strength to tackle the day? We all know the feeling of relying on our trusty friend caffeine to get us through a busy day when we can’t afford to be groggy. But, at what point does our dependency start to affect our…

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 22-28 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA Week). In a world where you can’t open an app, turn on the TV, or glance at a magazine rack without seeing a model with the “perfect look,” body image issues are widely common amongst teens and young adults. Although mainstream media has taken strides towards…

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Go with Your Gut and Improve Digestive Health

One of the most common reasons people land in the ER is abdominal pain. The exact cause of stomach pain can be difficult to pinpoint, but more often than not, these issues stem from digestion problems. We hear a lot about the digestive system, usually in broad terms, but what all goes into our digestive…

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Emergency Room Services

Providing the care you deserve It may be hard to remember a time when anything other than COVID-19 came to mind when you thought of the hospital. And although our healthcare workers on the frontlines have certainly given this pandemic their all, hospital and emergency room care extend far beyond the coronavirus.  As we take…

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10 Holiday Recipes from Around the World

No matter what holiday you celebrate, winter classics such as eggnog, stuffing, and sugar cookies frequent our tables in the U.S. But this year, we could all use a little more cheer, so break out the aprons and have some fun spicing up your traditional holiday menu with unique, eclectic recipes from all over the…

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Understanding and Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease

We all have those days when things seem to slip our mind completely. Maybe you forgot to feed the dog before work or find yourself wondering why you walked into a room. But what happens when an older family member’s forgetfulness goes far beyond being absent-minded, and you fear this is the start of something…

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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day is October 10th, and this year in particular is a valuable time to open the conversation about mental and emotional health.  Psychological Impacts of COVID-19 Although life has seemingly started to move on and regain a degree of normalcy, the implications of this global pandemic are still prevalent. Many people are…

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Dealing with Addiction and Relapse

Anyone who has struggled with addiction knows that the road to recovery is not an easy one. No matter what the vice, it takes a tremendous amount of willpower, strength, and courage to act against an impulse so strong. Fighting to overcome addiction is an uphill battle, and once you have finally reached the top,…

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A Special Thank You to Our Doctors

Monday, March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, and what an appropriate time to shine a light on all the remarkable doctors who dedicate their lives to keeping us safe and healthy! After all the years of determination, schooling, testing, practice, and work it takes to earn the title, it’s only then that a doctor’s work…

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Heart Failure Awareness Week

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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New Year, New You

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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