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How to manage and prevent Heart Disease

If you have heart disease or increased heart disease risks, then you know how scary it can be to manage your overall health. However, you are not alone.  Individuals with greater than normal heart disease risks are common across the U.S. The American Heart Association found that cardiovascular disease and heart health issues account for …

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Coughing, sneezing, or sniffling? Here’s how you can prevent and treat acute respiratory infections

As wintertime hits, seasonal illnesses and allergies are in the air. Along with those illnesses come the likely possibility that you could experience an acute respiratory infection. An acute respiratory infection is an infection that interferes with normal breathing patterns. These infections may start out in just the sinuses or throat but can eventually work …

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Back to School Health Tips

Break out the lunch boxes and the three-ring binders, back-to-school season is upon us again! Amid the mad dash for backpacks, pencil cases and the rapidly approaching school bus, it’s easy to forget about the health concerns of going back to school. Back-to-school time is also prime time for germs and bugs; an enormous number …

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Deer Tick Prevention Tips

Ticks are abundant throughout the year in Florida but certain seasonal changes – such as warm weather in the summer – can increase their activity and the growth of tick populations. Deer ticks – which are most often carried and transmitted by deer, squirrels, mice, and other small rodents – carry Lyme disease, a bacterial illness …

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Summer Health Risks: Poison Ivy, Sumac & Oak

Summer is finally here along with BBQs and trips to the park! Summer also, unfortunately, comes along with increased risk of skin irritation from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. These plants contain oil named Urushiol which causes itching, redness, bumps, and other symptoms of rash within 12 -72 hours of contact. Though rashes …

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5 Gluten Myths Debunked

While there is a lot of talk about the ‘universal health benefits’ of going gluten-free, there are many aspects of the lifestyle that most people are still unsure or unaware about. We believe that there is some truth out there, but that it is also important to clear the air on some of the bigger …

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Fight Winter Blues with Mood Boosting Foods

The cold, harsh air of winter is enough to make you retreat indoors and hibernate for the season. Nevertheless, if your feelings of irritability, sluggishness, loss of interest, and overall depression persist, it may be a sign of a more serious issue.   Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is often called “winter blues” because most cases …

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Winter Health Risks: Cold Sores

According to the Mayo Clinic, over 80% of adults worldwide carry the virus responsible for causing cold sores, many of which don’t experience symptoms. Though there are many causes of cold sores – from stress to weak immunity – many aspects of the winter season make outbreaks more common during this time. Know the signs …

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