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Make Heart Health An Everyday Habit

One can hardly pick up a frozen dinner, boxed cereal, or any prepackaged food and not notice the “Heart Healthy” label splashed all over the item. Relying on these marketing ploys alone will likely NOT provide much that is truly heart healthy.
You don’t have to scrupulously count calories or become obsessive about your diet to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Here are 5  practical ways to make heart health an everyday thing.  » Read more about: Make Heart Health An Everyday Habit  »


Is A Mammogram Painful?

Talk to twenty women who have had more than one mammogram in their life, and you will get several different answers to the question: “Is a mammogram painful?”
Uncomfortable and scary may be a common answer. A few might say painful, but it only lasted a few seconds. Others may say it was no big deal.
Anxiety about the test, your personal pain threshold, and the technician all play a huge part in a woman’s perspective relative to their mammogram
Let’s discover a few tips to reduce any discomfort during a mammogram,  » Read more about: Is A Mammogram Painful?  »


Three Easy Steps to Prevent the Flu

Per the CDC’s latest reports, the flu has now been reported as widespread in 42 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia, with 53 pediatric flu-related deaths reported so far. What this means for most, and certainly those with children, is that the flu is much closer to you and your home than you may think. While most of the recommendations for prevention should be practiced throughout the year, it’s more important right now to follow these steps to prevent sickness for not only you and your family,  » Read more about: Three Easy Steps to Prevent the Flu  »


Frequently Asked Questions about Breastfeeding

For new moms (and even experienced ones) breastfeeding a newborn baby can be one of the most complicated and misunderstood aspects of motherhood. Many mothers and mothers-to-be have unanswered questions about breastfeeding that could help ease the process. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions, and some helpful answers, about breastfeeding.  » Read more about: Frequently Asked Questions about Breastfeeding  »


Cold Weather Safety Tips For Children

It’s freezing out there! Not only is cold weather uncomfortable, it could be potentially dangerous. When your child is waiting at the bus stop or playing outside with friends, hypothermia and frostbite can happen more quickly than you think.  » Read more about: Cold Weather Safety Tips For Children  »


3 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mind and Body

It’s that time of year again where we all promise ourselves to make more frequent visits to the gym, eat healthier, and shed a few pounds. But how successful is this overdone New Year’s Resolution? Sure, it sounds great on paper but is it really enough motivation to get us to the gym at the crack of dawn?  » Read more about: 3 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mind and Body  »


Keeping Kids Safe: Food Allergies During the Holidays

The holidays are coming up, and we know that everyone is looking forward to enjoying a holiday meal with their family and friends. But, for parents of children with food allergies, this time of year can bring uncertainty and unease. Help keep your little ones safe this holiday season with the following food allergy tips!  » Read more about: Keeping Kids Safe: Food Allergies During the Holidays  »


Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You?

You may have seen the term “BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing” being used on the internet in regard to breast cancer, but are you unsure about what it means? The simple explanation is this; BRCA1 and BRCA 2 are genes that help repair damaged DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to tumor growth. When either of these genes do not function properly, cells are more likely to develop genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.
It is possible to test for BRCA 1 &  » Read more about: Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You?  »


When Should I See a Doctor for Vein Problems?

Veins play a vital role in the body’s function, carrying blood from various parts of the body back to the heart. As people age, problems can begin to develop. Our vein specialists are trained to diagnose and treat vein disease. If you begin to feel symptoms of circulatory dysfunction, It can be difficult to know when to visit a doctor.  » Read more about: When Should I See a Doctor for Vein Problems?  »


A Minute of Exercise Per Day Could Prevent Osteoporosis

Even the busiest person can find a spare minute in their day to exercise. That’s good news because a recent study has found that women who get just one minute of exercise per day had four percent higher bone density. If you have two minutes, that’s even better! Those who exercised for over two minutes had a bone density six percent higher than those who exercise under one minute per day.  » Read more about: A Minute of Exercise Per Day Could Prevent Osteoporosis  »


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