Health Connection

Health Connection: April 2019

5 Ways to Minimize Spring Allergies Spring is finally here, bringing rising temperatures, blooming plants and longer days. If you’re one of the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies each year, you may also be dealing with a runny nose, a cough or even a general feeling of sluggishness. That’s because spring…

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Health Connection: March 2019

Cancer Screenings: What You Need to Know You hear it all the time. Early detection is a key component of surviving — and thriving — in the face of a cancer diagnosis. In fact, the World Health Organization has found that regular screenings for breast, cervical, colon and lung cancers increase survival rates. That’s because…

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Health Connection: February 2019

Learn How to Manage Heart Disease Risk Factors Each year, cardiovascular disease kills 610,000 people in the U.S. It’s the leading cause of death for men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can’t control your age, gender, genetics, race or family history, but there are other major risk factors…

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Health Connection: January 2019

10 Healthy Habits You Can Stick with All Year If your New Year’s resolution is to eat better and exercise more, setting the threshold too high with a new rigid diet or strenuous workout may not be the best way to reach your goals. In fact, making drastic lifestyle changes can backfire when you’re trying…

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Health Connection: December 2018

7 Steps to Holiday Self-Care If you look forward to the holidays with a mix of joy and jitters, you’re not alone. In a survey by Healthline magazine, more than 60 percent of readers — from millennials and Gen Xers to baby boomers — reported feeling some stress during the holidays. Finances were by far…

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Health Connection: November 2018

Has Caring Got You Stressed? Why Caretakers Need a Little TLC, Too Are you feeling burned out or overwhelmed by caring for a loved one? If so, it’s not all in your head. Caring for others affects the health and well-being of the people providing those services. And there is a term for it: caregiver…

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Health Connection: October 2018

October is Women’s Health Month Prioritizing Women’s Health at Every Age Between work, home, family and everything else on the to-do list, the modern American woman has a lot on her plate at any given time — and that means she often puts self-care on the back burner. But living your healthiest life isn’t as…

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Health Connection: September 2018

7 Keys to Healthy Aging Take Charge of Your Health in Your Senior Years As we age, there are things we can do to help make our senior years as healthy and fulfilling as possible. These tips can help: 1. If you smoke, get help to stop. According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh,…

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Health Connection: August 2018

Back-to-School Safety Tips Protect Your Kids Traveling to and from School It’s that time of year again! Time to kick off another school year-and time to remind your kids how to get to and from school safely. The following suggestions, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will get your kids off to a great…

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Health Connection: July 2018

Taking Your Medications Stay Smart, Stay Organized About 30 to 50 percent of those who take medicines at home do not use them as directed, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health.This leads to more doctor visits, hospital stays, lost wages and changed prescriptions.All this costs Americans more than $100…

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