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Zika: What You Should Know-March 2016

A relatively new virus is prompting worldwide concern because of how quickly it is spreading across the globe. Also alarming is its connection to microcephaly, a neurological birth disorder. Transmitted by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito, the Zika virus is rare because it can infect the fetuses of pregnant women who have the virus. Symptoms […]

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The Importance of Good Posture-February 2016

Posture is something that most people don’t think twice about. We tend to sit or stand in whatever way feels the most comfortable at the time. However, poor posture can wreak havoc on a person’s body, causing back and neck pain, muscle fatigue, digestive issues and even breathing problems. Many Americans work at jobs where […]

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Processed Meats Increase Risk of Cancer-December 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that eating bacon, sausages, hot dogs and other processed meats may increase your risk of colorectal cancer. While the news that processed meats aren’t good for you isn’t exactly groundbreaking, the fact that the WHO classified processed meats as “carcinogenic to humans” is news, as this puts processed […]

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Simple Tips to Reduce Food Waste-November 2015

According to the United Nations, Americans throw away 40 percent of their food. Considering rising food prices, food waste is an expensive habit. According to the American Chemistry Council, the average American throws away $640 of wasted food every year. Food waste also has a serious impact on the environment. According to the United Nations, food […]

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Sleep and Your Health-October 2015

Many people fall short of the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. With busy schedules, it may be tempting to stay up late, but sleep is an important factor in overall health. A good night’s sleep allows bodies to rest, repair cells and fight off illness. The body undergoes certain changes during […]

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Blood Pressure Readings Demystified-September 2015

Although most people have their blood pressure measured at the doctor’s office once a year, many people aren’t sure what the numbers mean in relation to their overall health. However, blood pressure readings are easy to understand if you know the blood pressure basics. A blood pressure reading consists of the measurements of two kinds […]

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Strengthen Your Core with Plank Exercises-August 2015

Core muscles are one of the most active muscle groups in the body. Whether you are typing, putting on your shoes, vacuuming or playing basketball, you are engaging your core muscles in some capacity. Because you use core muscles for so many activities, it is important to keep them strong and flexible. There are several […]

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Shop the Farmers Market-July 2015

Nothing is more frustrating than fruit or veggies going bad before you are able to eat them. Produce purchased in supermarkets is usually harvested long before it is found on grocery store shelves; in fact, it is estimated that produce travels an average of 1,500 miles from its source before reaching our homes. Because of […]

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[RECIPE] Enchiladas–June 2015

This version of enchiladas is a great pick for a tasty, healthful meal when you’re short on prep time. Nonstick cooking spray 1 24-ounce can chili without beans 1 ½ cups canned, low-sodium, non-fat, refried beans 2 cups low-fat cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 8 large flour tortillas Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  […]

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Cataract Awareness Month–June 2015

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens that impacts vision-sometimes leading to blindness. The specific cause(s) of cataracts is not known, but the risk typically increases due to age, smoking, alcohol use, prolonged exposure to sunlight and diseases such as diabetes. Cataracts are more prevalent in women than men.

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