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Health Literacy Month: “Be a Health Literacy Hero”

One of the top priorities on most everyone’s list is enjoying long life in good health. We can take several steps to improve our health like proper diet and exercise, regular trips to our primary care physician and keeping up

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Red Ribbon Week: How You Can Help Curb Youth Drug Use

Started by the National federation of Parents for a Drug Free Youth—now the National Family Partnership, the Red Ribbon Campaign was established to bring awareness to drug use and advocate for drug-free youth. The Red Ribbon Campaign provides information, education

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Breastfeeding: The Benefits, Plus Resources and Tools

The benefits of breastfeeding are endless, and yet, our society still has a stigma against this perfectly natural phenomenon. In an effort to promote the health benefits for both mother and baby, here are some tips, info and resources. Benefits

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Flu Season is Right Around the Corner! The Skinny on Vaccines

Medicine has come a long way since the first vaccine was provided. Since then, vaccines have been able to prevent many childhood diseases, flus, cancers and more, keeping the population a little healthier. In honor of National Vaccination Month, we’ll

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Your 2016 Summer Safety Guide

Summer is here, which means it’s time for some outdoor fun and activities with the family. The season is a favorite for many adults and children alike. To take full advantage of a little fun in the sun, it’s important

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Recognizing Teen Depression

For most teenagers, social and academic pressures, changing bodies and a whirlwind of hormones can cause pretty steep highs and lows. These highs and lows generally fluctuate and dissipate over time, but sometimes, those lows can signify more than just

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Your Guide to Spring Fruits and Vegetables

Spring is here, which means an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables to choose from at your local grocer or farmer’s market. But before we provide you with a comprehensive list, let’s take a look at the potential benefits to

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Good Cholesterol versus Bad Cholesterol


When we think of cholesterol, high cholesterol generally comes to mind first. The conversation around cholesterol generally centers around the problems associated with high cholesterol. We understand that high cholesterol can lead to a host of health problems including blood

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Those “Holiday Blues” Could be Something More

Have you noticed that you feel a little lethargic and moody around the fall and winter months? Is it hard for you to get excited about the upcoming holidays and events? Have you resigned to the fact that you might

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Lower Your Risk of Cancer by Eating Right

About one third of cancer deaths can be attributed to poor diet and physical inactivity.  So what should we eat?  The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) suggests a diet rich in a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and

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