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The Top 5 Health Risks of Vaping on Youth and Teenagers

Vaping has become the latest trend among adults and teens alike. What started as a replacement for traditional cigarettes has become an entirely new issue facing vape users. Experts are especially concerned about the risk this trend is placing on our youth and teenagers. The number of underage vape users is growing each day, so …

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Seasonal Allergy Prevention Tips

Seasonal allergies such as hay fever impact millions of Americans every year, which may lead to lower productivity, increased fatigue, and several uncomfortable day-to-day symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimate that over 20 million people in the U.S are diagnosed with hay fever annually. Additionally, over 8 million people reported a respiratory allergy …

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Sports-Injury Prevention Tips for your Child

Did you know that nearly 775,000 youth athletes have to go to the hospital due to unorganized and organized sports activity? According to the CDC, hospitalizations for all recreational activities among children aged 5-14 total 3.1 million patients annually. Sports injuries are common nationally, but you’ll never fully know when or how your child may …

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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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Vaccinations 101: What are they and how do they keep you healthy?

Vaccinations, otherwise known as “shots,” are know as some of the most effective ways to prevent infectious diseases but recently have come under scrutiny by anti-vaxxing campaging. This has led healthcare experts and organizations to publicly defend the usefulness of vaccinations. Additionally, lawmakers are working to make vaccinations mandatory and prevent misinformed parents from forgoing their child’s …

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Exercise skills to keep you healthy during the winter time!

The cold season usually means lots of snow days as well as lots of snowed-in days! While a break from school or work may be nice it may feel like you’re cramped indoors without much room to exercise. Winter months can contribute to increases in inactivity and days of sedentary activity, which also increase health …

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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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Gift Wrapping Precautions

Holiday gift wrapping is one of the many joys of the season for some, for others, it’s a chore that they dread. Regardless of which side you fall on, it’s essential to follow certain precautions while you wrap your gifts. Choose the Right Surface Many people wrap their gifts on the floor, but the awkward …

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Treating a Runny Nose

Got a case of the sniffles?  If your nose is running faster than a waterfall, and you’re constantly reaching for a tissue, you might be coming down with a cold.  A runny nose is the result of excess nasal mucus production, which leads to watery nasal secretions that discharge from your nostrils or drip into …

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