October 14, 2021

Easy spine-strengthening exercises to improve spinal health at home

What’s the first thing you do when you stand up after an hour of watching TV or a long drive? You stretch. That’s because even just an hour of sitting can cause some stiffness in the spine. Stretches and other spine-strengthening exercises can help keep your spine flexible and mobile as well as counteract the […]

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October 11, 2021

Cybersecurity: Tips to keep your information secure

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen a surge in demand for contactless, digital payment as a way to limit in-person transactions. If you decide to pay your healthcare (or other) bill online, be sure you are doing so securely. Follow these steps to reduce the risk of criminals stealing your sensitive information. Sign up for […]

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October 6, 2021

The 2021-2022 flu shot season: 4 things you need to know

Flu season in the United States typically lasts from October until May, although most activity peaks between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get the flu shot, preferably by the end of October. Here are four things you […]

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September 30, 2021

COVID booster shots and additional doses: what we currently know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of the U.S. population is now vaccinated against COVID-19. Approximately 178 million Americans are fully vaccinated, and more than 209 million have received at least one dose. As part of the ongoing fight against COVID-19, in August 2021 the Department of Health and […]

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September 11, 2021

Age-related changes and physical decline: What to look for and how to combat it

As we age, our bodies naturally begin to change, and it may become more difficult to do things as we once did. Some of these changes can be obvious, while others may be more subtle. Fortunately, some age-related changes can be combated through diet and exercise. Here’s what to keep in mind. Musculoskeletal changes According […]

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September 7, 2021

Heart problems after COVID-19: what we know now

Although COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, which means it affects the lungs and other aspects of the respiratory system, it can affect other parts of the body as well, including the heart. Heart problems after COVID-19 are not uncommon among survivors, even if they didn’t have heart disease prior to their COVID-19 diagnosis. In addition, […]

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September 1, 2021

What is an ENT doctor, and when should you see one?

Each day we use our senses to navigate, enjoy and understand our world. An ENT doctor — or otolaryngologist — helps us take care of three out of those five senses. What is an ENT doctor? ENT stands for ear, nose and throat, three connected areas above the neckline that these physicians focus on. The […]

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August 16, 2021

Back to School 2021: six healthy habits to encourage

As kids return to school this fall, they might have some concerns. After more than a year in the thick of COVID-19, experts say it’s normal for kids to be nervous about in-person classes. As a parent, you can help by reminding children of the many things they can do to keep themselves and their […]

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August 10, 2021

Could your baby have RSV and should you take them to the ER?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, an estimated 58,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus is highly contagious and is particularly effective at causing a number of respiratory infections in infants 6 months old and younger. If not caught […]

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