Make Heart Health a Priority

February is American Heart Month, and the perfect time to make your heart health a priority. Did you know that heart disease accounts for a whopping 1 in 4 deaths in the United States? It’s currently the leading cause of death for both men and women. As a country, we must start taking heart health..
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Donate Blood this January

Our new year’s resolutions often look inward and focus on personal improvement. Lose weight. Exercise more. Get organized. But what if this year, we looked outward instead? How can we, as individuals, positively impact our communities in 2017? One simple way is to donate blood. Every January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor..
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Impaired Driving Prevention

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. During the holiday season, incidents of drunk and drugged driving occur more frequently and pose a threat to everyone on the road. To keep our streets safe this December, let’s educate ourselves on impaired driving prevention and hold ourselves — and those around us — accountable. Below, we’ve..
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How to Prevent Diabetes

Today, 1 in 11 Americans has diabetes, and an estimated 86 million more are at risk of developing it. The disease can cause serious health complications and is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. In an effort to raise awareness and understanding of this all-too-common disease, the American Diabetes Association..
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halloween safetyYour Halloween Safety Guide

Kids love the magic of halloween. But for parents, the holiday may raise some valid concern. Ill-fitting costumes and sharp props can cause injuries, candle-lit jack-o-lanterns pose a fire hazard and above all, there is an increased risk of car accidents. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking..
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Protect Yourself and Others with a Flu Shot

For most of us, the flu is a mild, albeit miserable, respiratory illness that lasts a few days. The symptoms — fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches — are unpleasant, but we recover and get back to our daily routines. For those with compromised or weaker immune systems, however, the flu can cause..
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Choose Whole Grains for your Health

September is Whole Grains Month! Learn why it’s important to choose whole grains. Packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, whole grains offer amazing nutritional benefits. Studies show that a diet rich in whole grains can lower your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. A grain is considered..
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school physicalWhy you should prioritize your child’s back-to-school physical

Your child’s back-to-school physical may seem like just another item on your To Do list, but it is so important! This annual check-in provides the chance to: Help you understand and track your child’s medical history. Access your child’s progress and general health. Address any underlying emotional, developmental, and/or social issues. Prepare your child to..
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Fireworks Safety, Well-Key Health4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips

July 4th is fun, and the fireworks displays are beautiful, but this holiday sends thousands and thousands of people to the ER every year: In 2014 alone, emergency rooms reported: 10,500 injuries from fireworks. 7,000 injuries from fireworks in the 1-month period around July 4th. 11 deaths due to fireworks. That 1,200 of these injuries..
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headaches and migrainesHeadaches and Migraines: What You Should Know

Headaches and migraines are an unfortunate fact of life for many of us. But you don’t have to suffer in silence — you deserve relief and you can get it. Headaches Headaches are a continuing pain in the head (sorry, we had to) for many, many people in the United States. Check out the stats:..
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