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Healthy Aging: Importance of Fitness/Exercise as We Age

As we continue to age, regular exercise has myriad benefits, including:

  • Keeping blood pressure levels in check.
  • Keeping nervous system in check (to help prevent or control Parkinson’s disease and dementia).
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Breathe Easier: Smoking and Lung Health

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Smoking causes you to be more prone to infection because your lungs can’t clean themselves, and it turns normal cells into cancer cells. 395 more words

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Breathe Easier: COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a smoking-induced lung disease. It affects more than 16 million Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 302 more words

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Strokes: Steps to Prevent Recurrent Strokes

After a stroke, it’s important to remember that your body has just experienced a major trauma. The greatest improvements in recovery happen within the first 3 months, so patience and positivity are key! 317 more words

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Children's Health: Understanding Autism and Preparing for End of School and Successful Transition to Summer

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that causes impairment of social interaction, as well as repetitive behaviors and interests. More than 3.5 million Americans live with ASD. 379 more words

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Advance Directives: Importance of End-of-Life Care Conversations

End-of-life planning is a hard topic for many families to talk about, but it is very important and necessary. Eighty million American families reported that they haven’t talked about any end-of-life issues together, and 70% of end-of-life conversations happen because of a health crisis or emergency event. 309 more words

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Healthy Spring: Springtime Safety for Kids

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s a great time for children to spend time outside playing. More children ages 5 to 14 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries related to biking than any other sport. 406 more words

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