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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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Health Connection: June 2018

Alzheimer’s Update Everyday Activities Can Help Boost Gray Matter as You Age Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity, such as house cleaning, walking a dog and gardening, as well as traditional exercise activities, are associated with more gray matter in the brains of older adults, according to a study by researchers at Chicago’s Rush University…

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Health Connection: May 2018

Your Doctor Can Help Understanding Depression Sadness is a normal reaction to difficult times in life and usually passes with a little time. But when a person has clinical depression,it interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It can cause pain for both the person with depression and for those who care about him or…

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Health Connection: April 2018

Quick-Relief vs. Long-Term Controller Asthma Medications What Parents Need to Know As the parent of a child with asthma, it’s important to know the difference between the two types of inhaled asthma medications: Quick-relief medication helps your child when he or she is having trouble breathing. These medicines work fast to make breathing easier. This…

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Health Connection: March 2018

Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancer Testing When Should Screenings Start? The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends these cancer-screening guidelines. Ask your doctor if you should begin any of these tests earlier based on your or your family’s medical history. Breast Cancer Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast-cancer screening…

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Health Connection: February 2018

Heart Health Update Your Choices Matter A healthy diet and lifestyle, along with making smart healthcare decisions, can be a pathway to a healthier heart. Your family history can have some impact on your chances of heart disease, but there are some simple steps one can follow that, if you stick to them, can offer…

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Health Connection: January 2018

Top Tools to Help You Stop Smoking Your Guide to Quit Smoking Q&A The most important thing any smoker can do to improve his or her health is to quit smoking completely. That means not smoking at all, not even “once in a while” or “just when I’m out with my friends.” It may take…

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