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Avoiding foodborne illness at your next backyard barbeque

While this summer may look different, the opportunity to host a virtual potluck or socially distant cookout remains. With any occasion where self-prepared food is involved, there is a chance for people to be exposed to a foodborne illness. Foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, often occurs when the food has been contaminated by disease-causing…
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Should I go to the emergency room?

When you’re not feeling well or there’s been an accident, it’s easy to be confused about what to do next. Do you wait until morning and call your doctor? Head to your closest urgent care clinic? Or go to the emergency room? It’s not a small decision. As the nurse manager of the Emergency Department…
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Eight tips for breathing easier

If you have a condition that impacts your lungs—like asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis or even allergies—breathing freely can be a daily struggle. While perfect functioning may not always be possible, there are some common-sense actions you can take to reduce your difficulties and flare ups. And many of them…
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Risk of prolonged grieving increases during pandemic

Social distancing, isolation, and self-quarantine aren’t just phrases that have changed our day-to-day life—they have also changed the way we grieve. Even families who haven’t been affected by the illness or loss of a loved one due to COVID-19 may still experience loss, but the ways in which they are able to process those losses…
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10 practical tips to manage stress eating during COVID-19

As we navigate a new normal in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, our schedules are changing drastically, our gyms are closing, and we are experiencing significant emotional stress. Because of this, stress eating is reaching an all-time high. The good news? There are some reliable strategies to help curb stress eating to ensure you…
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