Posts Categorized: Wellness

Diving in to diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. With such a large number, there’s a good chance that you know someone who has some form of this disease. What you probably didn’t know is that there is more than one form of this disease. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are…
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Follow your health to a healthier you

In the past, you might have kept track of doctor’s appointments or health reminders using Post-it Notes, an electronic calendar, a paper notebook or appointment cards in your wallet or on the refrigerator. These are just some of the ways patients have kept track of their appointments, blood pressure readings, or upcoming immunizations for themselves…
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The importance of vaccinations

A friend recently asked if it would be safe for her young niece, whom she had never met, to come to the United States to visit. In fact, the whole family was contemplating a summer vacation here, and might have already booked their travel—were it not for the recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine…
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Make everyday a picnic

One of the most popular foods of summer is watermelon. This nutritious fruit even has its own day. National Watermelon Day is Aug. 3. Celebrate this delicious seasonal fruit by learning of its health benefits and enjoying a slice or two. Watermelon is 92 percent water. While nothing replaces the benefits of water, watermelon is…
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Don’t let your food spoil your summer

Picnics, potlucks, family reunions, barbecues, snacks at a ballgame or festival, or even weekend grilling is something many of us enjoy during the summer months. Enjoying time with family and friends outside during the warmer temperatures may be great for you, but how does it affect your food? This infographic from FoodSafety.gov has good advice to help…
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