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Healthy Foods for Your Vision | How to Keep Your Eyesight Sharp

Our eyes are amazing guides in our daily lives, but we often forget how important our diet is for maintaining good vision. Our food plays a vital role in keeping our eyes healthy and preventing vision problems. By including specific nutrients in our meals, we can safeguard our eyesight and enjoy clear vision for many…

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Bad Fats Vs Good Fats

Dietary fats generally receive a bad rap when it comes to eating a healthy diet. Some of this is justified because cholesterol, a fat-like substance that resembles fat, and specific forms of fat may contribute to diseases like obesity, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. However, not all fats are created equal. Some are healthier for…

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Mindfulness matters! A beginner’s guide to understanding mindfulness.

What exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interruption or judgment. The best way to begin mindfulness is to just start! Practicing mindfulness has been linked to helping one reduce stress, anxiety, and…

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August is National Wellness Month

Throughout August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, stress management, and the promotion of healthy routines. Making healthy habits a part of your daily routine for the entire month will make you feel much better! Self-care has been shown in studies to help with stress management and happiness. Small changes can have a big impact…

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Tips for Getting Enough Water During the Day

It is important for your health to drink plenty of water every day. Drinking water can help prevent dehydration, which can cause foggy thinking, mood swings, overheating, constipation, and kidney stones. Because water contains no calories, it can also aid in weight management and calorie reduction when substituted for calorie-containing beverages such as sweet tea…

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Summer Tick Safety

Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during the warmer months (April-September). It’s important to know which ticks are most common in your area. Here are some tips to help prevent tick bites. What to know before you go outdoors? Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded…

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Knowing the Difference: Express Care Vs Emergency Rooms

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to determine if you needed to head to either the emergency room or an express care facility? Most of us have probably been in this exact situation one time or another and have thought about which option is the best.  Listed below are a few…

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Bath Time Safety

Children enjoy being in water, whether it’s bathing in a sink or splashing around in the tub. Tubs and showers, on the other hand, can be extremely dangerous and result in major injuries. With these bathtub safety recommendations for kids, bath time can be a fun and safe experience. Here are some simple steps to…

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Preparing for Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies have a tendency to sneak up on you and make you feel less productive than usual. Sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy, watery eyes, and a runny nose all make it difficult to concentrate on daily activities. So, when allergy season starts, be prepared to take it on. Here are a few tips on how…

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Preventing Cervical Cancer

While more than 14,000 women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year in the US, the disease is preventable with vaccination and early detection through appropriate screening. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the virus that causes almost all cervical cancers.  HPV infection can be prevented by vaccination. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization,…

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