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Why Relationships Matter: Health Benefits of Connecting with People

Over the last several months, many of us have felt isolated from family and friends as we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and continue social distancing.

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Habits for a Healthy Heart

February is American Heart Month, and we all know the basic recommendations for heart health – reduce your salt intake, exercise more, drink less alcohol, and quit smoking. But are there other ways to protect your heart? Some healthy habits that may not seem linked to heart disease can actually reduce your risk. Flossing –…

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Kids and Their Teeth: Common Myths Debunked

When it comes to our kids, we try to make sure they have a fulfilling childhood. From playing games at home to packing healthy lunches, parents work to provide excellent care for their children. This also goes into healthcare, and one of the major changes kids will go through is losing their baby teeth. When…

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This Year’s Flu Season and Your Risk

Recent news reports are saying that this year’s flu season hasn’t peaked yet, and the flu is widespread in every state except Hawaii. In some states, the number of flu cases may continue to rise over the next few weeks. What is making this year different, and should you be concerned? Each year different strains…

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Cervical Cancer Awareness

Primary Health Network supports January as National Cervical Cancer Awareness month. In the 50+ years since the development of the Pap test, cervical cancer deaths in the United States have dropped by 74%. In fact, before pap testing was developed, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Cervical cancer has become…

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Are You Affected?

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently changed the official guidelines for diagnosing high blood pressure. These guidelines lower the definition of high blood pressure, which means that many more Americans will be both diagnosed with high blood pressure and treated with medication. That being said, it is still important to…

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Healthy Salad Tips

When we think of the word “diet”, many images come to mind: unlimited grapefruit, cabbage soup, or broccoli, and goodbye to bread, cookies, and cheeseburgers. But nothing is more synonymous with dieting than salads. When you think of “diet” and “salad” together, you probably see a plate of sad iceberg lettuce with a few slices…

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Your Turn! Why Family Game Nights Matter

Between work and the rest of our busy schedules, it can be difficult to find time to spend together as a family. Often, when we do find time, this means sitting down for a meal together, or watching a movie. However, there’s another big way to spend time together and have fun while doing it:…

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Vitamin C: Can It Prevent a Cold?

At the first sign of a cold, many people run to the store and buy a bottle of orange juice in the hopes that vitamin C will save them from several days of cold symptoms. Does loading up on vitamin C actually prevent the common cold, or at least shorten the duration? There is very…

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Simple Swaps for Healthier Christmas Cookies

Who doesn’t love the vast array of cookies set out at parties or circulating the office this time of year? Whether it’s a classic frosted sugar cookie, sweet and spicy gingerbread, or peanut butter blossoms, Christmas cookies come in all shapes and sizes and everyone has a favorite! Plus, with so many kinds of cookies…

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