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February is Heart Month

Maintaining a strong and healthy heart is the key to living a long and healthy life. With thousands of articles, websites and brochures on heart health, it can be exhausting trying to determine what’s fact or fiction. In honor of Heart Month, here are some useful resources for gaining an accurate and extensive knowledge of […]

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A Stress-Free Heart is a Healthy Heart

With the holidays around the corner, this time of year can bring a lot of joy and a lot of… Stress.  We have all felt it at one time or another, but many people feel stress too often. Some even feel it as part of their daily lives. Stress can contribute to numerous conditions like […]

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Which cancer is responsible for the most cancer-related deaths in women? No, it’s not breast cancer. It is lung cancer, which causes the most cancer deaths in women AND men. 165,000 lung cancer-related deaths in the US are estimated for 2012 alone. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an excellent time to educate yourself […]

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Common Food Allergies in Children

Any type of food is capable of causing an allergic reaction in your child, but 90% of food allergies can be traced back to 8 common allergens:  cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Fortunately, most children outgrow their food allergies. Eighty percent of children allergic to milk, wheat and soy […]

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Preventing Sports-Related Injuries Before They Happen

The first rule to preventing injuries is to realize they are going to happen, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t precautions you can take to keep injuries at bay. The first tip is to stretch and warm up. It is incredibly important to get your body ready to go for a game. Warming up increases […]

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