• Time Change

    Time Change

    Moving our clocks in either direction changes the principal time cue — light — for setting and resetting our 24-hour natural cycle, or circadian rhythm. In doing so, our internal clock becomes out of sync or mismatched with our current day-night cycle. How well we adapt to this depends on several things. In general, “losing”

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  • Depressions

    Depressions

    Common symptoms of depression include guilt, irritability, and having a feeling of sadness that won’t go away. Being in a “blue mood” sometimes is a normal part of life. If you lose a loved one or are laid off from your job, it is natural to be sad. When you have depression symptoms because of a stress that has

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to

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  • Know Your Target Heart Rate

    Know Your Target Heart Rate

    How do you get your heart rate on target? When you work out, are you doing too much or not enough? There’s a simple way to know: Your target heart rate helps you hit the bull’s eye. “We don’t want people to over-exercise, and the other extreme is not getting enough exercise,” says Gerald Fletcher, M.D.,

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  • Flu Season

    Flu Season

    Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot (vaccine) every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu. For many people, the seasonal flu is a mild illness. But sometimes, the flu can be dangerous or even deadly. The flu: Is linked to

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  • Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes (“dy-ah-BEE-teez”) is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like: Blindness Nerve damage Kidney disease Heart disease Stroke The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes, including: Watching your weight Eating healthy

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  • Heart Healthy

    Heart Healthy

    Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Eat healthy. Get active. Stay at a healthy weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) and blood pressure.

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  • Awareness Month – National Childhood Obesity

    Awareness Month – National Childhood Obesity

    One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to

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  • Foods to lower your cholesterol

    Foods to lower your cholesterol

      If you’re worried about getting a handle on your high cholesterol level, or maintaining your current healthy levels, it’s natural to think about which foods you should ban from your diet once and for all. Maybe you say to yourself, I’ve been eating too much cheese or Why did I put so much butter

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  • Tips for your heart

    Tips for your heart

    Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC. Even better? You don’t have to work on all of these steps at once. Even if you improve just one or two of these areas, you can make yourself less likely to get heart disease. Of course, the more

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  • August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. August is an ideal time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on vaccines before heading back to school and to plan ahead to receive flu vaccine.Getting vaccinated is an easy

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  • Back To School Physical

    No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos: Shopping for school supplies Filling out permission forms Scheduling your child’s yearly pediatric well-child visit While it may not seem as urgent, a yearly physical exam by your family’s pediatrician is an important part of your child’s health

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