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Blog Posts in 2017

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Why even healthy people need flu shots

The flu vaccine is safe and recommended for use in nearly everyone, with the exception of babies under six months and people with certain medical conditions. Unfortunately, many people neglect to get ...
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Don't get hurt by hard-to-open packaging this holiday season

So-called “wrap rage” affects countless people each holiday season. Hard-to-open packaging can be frustrating, especially when a child is getting impatient to play with a new toy. As a ...
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Know the signs of appendicitis

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that occurs when a blockage forms inside the appendix. If left untreated, the blockage can cause the appendix to burst, which can lead to a serious, potentially ...
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How will exercise fit into your diabetes treatment plan?

Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, exercise will play a central role in your treatment plan. Being physically active can help you avoid many of the complications that are associated with ...
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How far can quitting smoking go for your health?

Are you ready to take one of the biggest steps you can take for better health? If so, it’s time to give up smoking. Smoking impacts every part of your body, and giving it up has the same kind of ...
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Breathe cleaner air at home for better lung health

When you think of lung health and the impact of air pollution, there is a good chance that you picture things like car exhaust and smoke stacks. In reality, the air in your home may be much more ...
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Not all strokes have the same symptoms

Most people are conditioned to recognize the common symptoms of a stroke, such as vision changes, speech issues, and facial and arm paralysis. Although these symptoms are usually a good indicator that ...
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Mental health red flags you shouldn't ignore

It’s easy to tune out the warning signs of a mental health problem and explain them away as something else. However, like physical health problems, untreated mental health conditions can have ...
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When do you need to go to the ER for an eye injury?

Eye injuries can lead to serious complications, including vision loss, so getting treatment when one occurs is critical. Generally, treating an eye injury at home is not recommended. To prevent ...
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What is Healthcare Quality Week?

Within hospitals, healthcare quality professionals focus on ensuring patient care is safe, effective, and efficient. Healthcare Quality Week is designed to celebrate the professionals who are so ...
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How much exercise do women need to stay healthy?

You know that exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, but how much physical activity is really necessary? With so much conflicting information in the media, it can be hard to make the right decision ...
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What are the biggest safety risks to your toddler?

Keeping kids safe is a full-time job, especially since the biggest risks they face change as they age. If you have a toddler running around, then you know how prone they are to accidents and how ...
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Fight foodborne illness with better food safety

Foodborne illnesses—often referred to as food poisoning—generally affect the GI tract and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and chills. For people with chronic medical ...
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When do leg cramps signal a bigger problem?

Nearly everyone experiences leg cramps now and then, so how do you know when yours are the sign of a serious medical issue? Although most leg cramps are innocuous, some can indicate an underlying ...
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Sun safety in the workplace

The damage the sun does to the skin is cumulative. Developing sunburn just a few times can raise your lifetime risk of skin cancer. The sun also damages the eyes, raising the risk of eye cancers, ...
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What is dog walker watch?

New puppy parents have a lot to look forward to, including extra exercise opportunities in the form of dog walks. The National Night Out organization is asking dog walkers around the country to join ...
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Reducing the risk of falls around your home

Osteoporosis is a major contributor to long-term disability among older Americans. Even among people who haven’t suffered a fracture, the fear of falling can prevent them from enjoying their ...
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Get answers to your questions about childhood immunization

Before vaccines were routinely given to babies and children, deadly and debilitating diseases like measles, polio, whooping cough and tetanus were much more common. In fact, immunizations have been ...
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What happens if you don't treat a herniated disc?

It usually isn’t wise to delay getting treatment for a medical condition, but many people do because they’re busy with work, or because they’re worried they might need surgery. Know ...
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Challenges women face while breastfeeding

Many expecting moms who intend to breastfeed are surprised to discover that it isn’t always easy. Becoming a breastfeeding pro takes practice and patience. While you’re getting the hang of ...
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What are the risk factors for stroke in young adults?

The risk factors of stroke in older adults include high cholesterol levels and hypertension. Younger adults can also have these risk factors, but they’re more likely to require stroke care for ...
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What your doctor wants you to know about your heart health

Your heart is one of the hardest working organs in your body, and it’s time to get better acquainted with it because heart health is crucial at every age. The next time you see your doctor, ask ...
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Talking to your doctor about heavy menstrual bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding can cause serious disruption to the lives of the women who experience it. If you believe that your menstrual bleeding could be abnormal, talk to your women’s health ...
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Keep your cool as summer hits Las Vegas

There’s no getting around it: summertime in Vegas is hot. Although the soaring temperatures make for great days at the pool, they can also put your health at risk. Fortunately, you can avoid the ...
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Encouraging the men in your life to seek preventive health care

Men are not always the best about seeking preventive health care, but every June offers an opportunity to get back on track. June is Men’s Health Month, a time dedicated to educating men and ...
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