• August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. August is an ideal time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on vaccines before heading back to school and to plan ahead to receive flu vaccine.Getting vaccinated is an easy

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  • Physical

    Physical

    No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos: Shopping for school supplies Filling out permission forms Scheduling your child’s yearly pediatric well-child visit While it may not seem as urgent, a yearly physical exam by your family’s pediatrician is an important part of your child’s health

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  • Healthy Cooking

    Healthy Cooking

    To lower your risk of heart disease or to manage your existing disease, try these tips for preparing meals. Limit Saturated and Trans Fat Select lean cuts of beef and pork, especially cuts with “loin” or “round” in their name. Cut back on processed meats high in saturated fat, such as hot dogs, salami and

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  • Firework tips

    Firework tips

    Now that summer has finally kicked into full gear, it’s time for some 4th of July Safety Tips. We hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!   HIGHWAY SAFETY Millions of people will be on the highways over the Fourth of July weekend. The Red Cross offers these five things everyone should do

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  • Energy Boost

    Energy Boost

    The gradual loss of energy is one of the most unpleasant side effects of the ageing process. And it can be noticed at any age. Even a 30-year-old may complain that he no longer feels able to keep up with the younger guys at his soccer or boxing club. The middle-aged often say that, sandwiched

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  • Heart Disease Prevention

    Heart Disease Prevention

    When it comes to preventing cardiovascular disease, fitness is a powerful weapon. That’s because a sedentary lifestyle is one of the risk factors for heart disease. According to Marla Mendelson, MD, cardiologist and medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago, Illinois, every woman should make fitness a

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  • Healthy Foods for Beauty

    Healthy Foods for Beauty

    You have heard that old saying “Real beauty comes from inside”. Nutrition experts have proved that you truly are what you eat. Throw away french-fried potatoes and buttery beef burgers. If you prefer to look attractive and spirit young and fit, you will have to eat many kids of fruits and vegetables that have been

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  • Sunlight Benefits and Danger

    Sunlight Benefits and Danger

    The sunlight gives both health benefits, and implies dangers. Read more to learn about how to get most benefits and avoid the dangers form the sunlight. THE SUNBEAMS GIVE MORE GOOD THAN BAD HEALTH EFFECTS WHEN USED WISELY For a long time we have been told to beware of the sun-rays and protect ourselves from

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  • Eat healthy

    Eat healthy

    Eating healthy food can lower your risk of developing health problems, help manage health problems like heart disease and diabetes, and also make you feel good. Your food choices can make a really big difference to your health and well being. Choosing healthy and nutritious foods is one way you can lower your risk of

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  • Tick and mosquito bites

    Tick and mosquito bites

    Spending time together outdoors is good for the whole family. Don’t let bug bites ruin your fun. Most bug bites are harmless, but some mosquitoes and ticks spread viruses and bacteria that can make you sick. Some of these viruses and bacteria are very serious – and may be deadly. Mosquitoes spread viruses like Zika, West

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  • Junk Food and stress

    Junk Food and stress

    Up there with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other major risk factors for heart disease, is stress. Studies have shown that anxiety, depression and other negative emotional states may help pave the way for heart disease by disturbing normal blood flow through the heart, causing arrhythmias (heart beats that are too fast, too slow

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  • Different types of fats

    Different types of fats

    The FDA regulations allow manufacturers of any food product with less than 0.5g of trans fat to list “0g” on the nutrition label. With that much leeway, it’s hard to know exactly how much trans fat you’re eating. For example, just two tablespoon servings of a margarine containing partially hydrogenated oils, but labeled 0g trans

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