November 29, 2021

Diaphragmatic breathing exercises for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause airflow blockages and breathing-related problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When you have COPD, there are a few things you can do to help manage or reduce your symptoms. Diaphragmatic breathing […]

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November 24, 2021

How to check for testicular cancer: Do a self-exam today

Almost 9,500 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year, making it one of the most common cancers among young men in the United States. The average age of diagnosis is 33, but it can occur at any age, usually after puberty. Fortunately, the outlook for most cases of testicular cancer is quite good. In […]

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November 17, 2021

5 ways to stay healthy during holiday travel

If you’re looking to make holiday travel plans this season, there are a few things to keep in mind as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Most importantly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone who travels be fully vaccinated. Since you may be asked to provide proof of your vaccination status, travel […]

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November 15, 2021

Digital detox: Why scaling back your screen time is important

With so many different devices available, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, it’s easy to spend several hours a day staring at a screen. But all of that screen time can be detrimental to our physical and mental health if we’re not careful. A digital detox can help prevent some of the drawbacks of overexposure […]

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November 8, 2021

Ready to run? How to start a couch to 5k plan

Jogging is a fantastic way to get your heart pumping, but if you haven’t gone running in a while — or ever — it might seem daunting to find your stride at first. But it doesn’t have to be. There are different variations of the so-called “couch to 5k plan” to get you on your […]

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October 26, 2021

Clearing up the confusion between good and bad cholesterol

If you’re wondering about good and bad cholesterol and what they mean for your health, you’re not alone. Even people with the highest risk of heart disease may have a hard time understanding the connection between high cholesterol levels and heart health and what they can do to lower their levels.Here we’ll describe the differences […]

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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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