• Protect yourself from mosquitos and ticks

    Protect yourself from mosquitos and ticks

    Protect yourself against ticks and mosquitoes Summer has arrived in Kansas and many of us are enjoying the long days, sunshine and warmth by getting into the great outdoors. Unfortunately, these adventures can have the unwanted side effect of contact with ticks and mosquitoes. While most tick bites are painless or may cause only mild

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  • Summer Heat

    Summer Heat

    There’s a lot to do when the weather is right: family picnics, working on your tan at the beach, a homerun derby on the softball field, endless hours on the golf course, or lounging in your backyard hammock. Unfortunately, too much fun in the sun can be dangerous. Excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which

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  • Preventing Sunburn Tips

    Preventing Sunburn Tips

    Sunburn is the term for red, sometimes swollen, and painful skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sunburn can vary from mild to severe. The extent depends on skin type and amount of exposure to the sun. Sunburn is a serious risk factor for skin cancer. Because of variations in the

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  • Exercising in the Summer Heat

    Exercising in the Summer Heat

    8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It’s a great time of year because there are so many outdoor activities to choose from. Everything is more fun outside, whether you’re swimming, running or cycling. But the summer heat can be a problem if you’re not careful,

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  • Preventive Care Tips at 50+

    Preventive Care Tips at 50+

    One of the best ways to stay on the move is with preventive health care. Key screenings and tests can help your doctor find medical problems early — before they cause bigger problems that make them more complicated to treat.1. Blood pressure check. High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, a stroke, and eye and kidney problems — without you even knowing your blood pressure is high. That’s why it’s

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  • Reduce Risk of Stroke

    Reduce Risk of Stroke

    You can help reduce your risk of stroke by making healthy lifestyle changes. These are the most important steps you can take to lower your risk of stroke: Keep your blood pressure in the normal range. If you smoke, quit. Keep your blood sugar (glucose) in the normal range. If you have heart disease, treat

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  • Tips for a Safe Memorial Weekend

    Tips for a Safe Memorial Weekend

    The unofficial “kickoff” to summer is almost here. For most, it’s a long weekend and a time to relax, spend time with your friends and family, and have some fun. Tip 1: Water Safety — Wear a lifejacket whenever you are on a boat. Make sure young children are supervised at all times when near the water such as

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  • sunscreen

    sunscreen

    Sunscreen is an important part of a complete sun protection strategy. When the UV index is the strongest, it’s important to wear sunscreen most of the time, and especially between 11 A.M. AND 2 P.M. to avoid potential life-long damages of the sun. You need to balance your need for Vitamin D with protecting yourself

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  • different fats

    different 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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  • Check-Ups

    Check-Ups

    Why are Check-Ups Important? Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.

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  • Daily Exercise

    Daily Exercise

    Why is Exercise Important? Have you ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? It’s true! If you don’t use your body, you will surely lose it. Your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won’t function efficiently. And your joints will be stiff and easily injured. Inactivity is as much

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  • Insomnia

    Insomnia

    Insomnia and not getting a good night’s sleep can be frustrating and impact on your day to day living and quality of life. Sleep problems can be caused by changes in your daily routine, times of worry, a new baby, shift work or sleep apnoea, but the good news is there are many things you can

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