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How to Deal with Holiday Stress

Dealing with Holiday Stress When you think of the holidays you might picture dazzling lights, yummy food, gifts, and time spent with friends. No matter what your holidays look like, they can also come with stress, depression, and anxiety. Preventing Holiday Stress Set...

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

As the winter season starts, lots of people find themselves feeling a little bit down. This is common as we trade sun for snow and days get shorter. In some cases, it can be more than a simple winter slump. Many people find themselves suffering from Seasonal Affective...

How Common are Infectious Diseases?

When you hear the term “infectious disease” you may think of dramatic episodes of ER or Grey’s Anatomy. But while infectious diseases are often portrayed as rare cases with dramatic endings, they’re more common than you may think. What is an Infectious Disease?...

EPIC Breakdown: Cholesterol

Your cholesterol can be a tricky part of your health to understand. There’s good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and both have certain ranges they need to be within to be considered healthy. Managing your cholesterol can range from adjusting your diet to creating a...

Fighting Back in Flu Season

Flu season starts in the fall and hit its peak from December to February. September is the key time to get in and get your flu shot. Despite the spread of misinformation, the flu shot is safe, reliable, and necessary. 3 Myths About the Flu Season Myth #1: The flu shot...

Managing Your Lung Cancer Risk

Statistics Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States for men and women. In 2022 alone an estimated 236,740 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer This cancer is often diagnosed in older individuals, especially people over 65....

Autoimmune Diseases

There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, but they all have one thing in common. Autoimmune diseases happen when your body can’t tell the difference between your own cells and foreign cells. When this happens, your body starts to attack your cells....

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries (RMIs), also known as repetitive stress injuries, can impact almost anyone. Whether you work a desk job, a physically demanding job, or enjoy any type of activity that involves repetitive movements, you could find yourself suffering from...

The Importance of Childhood Vaccinations

In recent years the rise of misinformation has led some parents to become worried about vaccinating their children. However, vaccines play an important role in ensuring a healthy childhood. Reasons to Vaccinate Vaccines Save Lives Vaccines not only help protect your...

America’s Most Common Cancer May Surprise You

America's Most Common Cancer The most common cancer in the United States is diagnosed more each year than all other cancers combined. But if you think you know which cancer holds the title, you may be surprised. While lung, colon, and breast cancer receive a lot of...
Detect Colon Cancer at Home

Detect Colon Cancer at Home

How Deadly is Colon Cancer? In 2022 an estimated 52,580 people will die of colon cancer, making it the second deadliest cancer in the United States. When colon cancer is detected early, the survival rate is 90%, so why is such a curable cancer so deadly? Simply put,...

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EPIC Breakdown: Kidneys

EPIC Breakdown: Kidneys

Your kidneys are unsung heroes in your body. They do more than most people know, and they have a huge impact on your overall health. Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs in your lower back that are about the size of your fist, and these little organs pack a big punch....

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Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that affects a person's ability to remember things. It often begins slowly and can seem like normal aging, but eventually, it begins to impact one’s ability to remember simple information and complete simple tasks. This condition is...

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What is H. Pylori?

What is H. Pylori?

H. pylori is a very common bacteria, but in some people it can cause an infection and painful ulcers. Learn about your risk, symptoms, and treatment options.

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