August 17, 2023

Are powdered greens good for you, and do they really work?

Do you ever feel like you can’t eat enough fruits and vegetables in a day? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 12.3% of American adults met fruit intake recommendations, and 10% met vegetable intake recommendations in 2019. With those low numbers in mind, it’s no surprise […]

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August 2, 2023

When to be concerned about bug bites and stings

More than 160,000 different kinds of insects exist in the United States. Most of them live peacefully alongside humans — and many are beneficial, including those that pollinate plants that produce fruits, vegetables, nuts and flowers. But some bugs also bite or sting, causing itching, pain and other symptoms. These symptoms can usually be treated […]

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July 28, 2023

5 swimming safety tips: A look at myths and facts

Swimming is a great way to have fun and cool off during the hot summer months. It’s also an excellent aerobic exercise. If you’ve gone swimming, you’ve probably heard that you should wait 30 minutes after eating before getting in the water. Does this popular piece of advice hold true, or is it a myth […]

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July 28, 2023

Eating your water: Foods that help you stay hydrated

It can be a challenge to drink enough water during the day, but what if you could eat your water instead? Foods with high water content can help you meet your daily hydration goals — and they’re yummy, too! Learn more about the importance of hydration and tips on how to stay hydrated. Why hydration […]

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July 26, 2023

What is sarcoma?

Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that arises in the musculoskeletal system. Unlike carcinoma — the most common type of cancer, which arises in organs such as breasts, prostates and the gastrointestinal tract — sarcoma is generally less understood, and the rarity of sarcoma can make it more difficult to recognize and diagnose. Here’s […]

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June 29, 2023

Choosing the right sunscreen: Protect from skin cancer

During the warmer weather and longer days of summer, you may be spending more time catching some rays. But it’s important to practice sun safety to protect yourself from skin cancer. Applying sunscreen helps reduce the risk of skin cancer, but not all SPF levels are created equal. Here’s what you need to know in […]

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June 15, 2023

What is shingles? Everything you need to know

One in 3 people in the U.S. will develop shingles in their lifetime. But what is shingles, who’s at risk of contracting it and is it preventable? Here’s what you need to know about this rash and how you can relieve your symptoms if you get it. What is shingles? Shingles is a painful, blistering […]

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June 15, 2023

5 early symptoms of prostate cancer

About 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer among men, after skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 288,300 new cases of prostate cancer in 2023. Prostate cancer progresses slowly over many years. Most men don’t notice the signs […]

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June 15, 2023

5 Benefits of Walking After Eating

Walking is a low-impact exercise that’s easy on your joints and can be done just about anywhere. But, did you know there are specific benefits of walking after eating? That’s right — a stroll around the block after a meal can be a health boost. Just two minutes of walking after eating can help lower […]

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May 8, 2023

Early signs of mental illness: How to identify and respond

Understanding the early signs of mental illness can alert you that a friend, family member or co-worker is struggling. Just like knowing CPR can save lives during an emergency, knowing signs of mental illness can enable early intervention that improves quality of life and potentially prevents self-harm. Dr. Ed Kelley, Medical Director for Behavioral Health […]

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